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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Luve With Colon Caner Undiagnosed

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Are longer colons more likely to become cancerous?

Not that we know of: Research shows colon cancer can develop in any section of the colon, and the length is not a risk factor. Constipation, common in patients with longer colons, is a slight risk factor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from colon polup removall?

How long does it take to  recover from colon polup removall?

Polypectomy: Expect to recover within two weeks. To ensure a smooth recovery, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Why intestine is longer than colon?

Why intestine is longer than colon?

Absorption: The primary purpose of the small intestine is to digest and absorb nutrition. The primary purpose of the colon is to absorb water. Problems with transit time through the small intestine (ie not enought length or too rapid a transit time) can cause malabsorption syndromes because the intestine does not have enough length or time to absorb all the nutrition coming down the pike. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the colon cleanse to work?

Not helpful: Cleansing of the colon is a common prescription by alternative medical practitioners for a variety of GI and other problems. The colon is very effective at self cleaning and really does not need this preparation. There are no clinical studies showing any positive effect of 'cleansing' although many show no effect at all. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a biopsy in the colon to heal?

A few days: It depends on the size of the biopsy. For a standard random colonic biopsy, it would be a few days at the most. ...Read more

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If you have your colon removed how long can you live for?

If you have your colon removed how long can you live for?

Decades!: While it is nice to have the whole colon, you can survive without it just fine. The colon absorbs water, so you may have more runny or liquid stools, but otherwise, you should not have any decrease in life span -- although it depends why it was removed? (for cancer: there is a risk of recurrence; for ibd, perhaps recurrence in the small bowel). ...Read more

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Are there any concerns with prolonged daily use of psyllium seed husk for colon health?

No, It's good for yo: No in fact it is beneficial for health. It relieves the symptoms of constipation and hemorrhoids and it prevents against colon cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the colon to return to "normal" after being treated for colitis?

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How long does it take for the colon to return to "normal" after being treated for colitis?

It depends: If the colitis is a temporary type (i.e. Due to infection) it should return to normal sometime with a couple of months, depending on the damage done. If it is proctitis, ulcerative colitis, or crohn's disease, it may be years or lifelong. This disease can be very difficult to diagnose with certainty and usually comes and goes. See your doctor if it doesn't return to normal. ...Read more

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How long do I use sanar colon cleanser?

How long do I use sanar colon cleanser?

Colon cleanse: The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. ...Read more

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How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year! ...Read more

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How long does it take for colon biopsy to heal?

One to two weeks: Often after a colon biopsy, it is difficult to find the area biopsies even a few days later. Snare polypectomy may result in a larger defect and may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take an untreated polyp in the colon to become cancerous?

How long does it usually take an untreated polyp in the colon to become cancerous?

No specific time: It generally takes about ten years from the begining of a polyp to cancer, but it is not advisable to rely on this "average". All colonic polyps should be removed and submitted to a pathologist for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Is there an official treatment for extra long colon? (1.7m tall, 62kg, 2.5m long colon)

Colon issues: It sounds like your colon was measured during your colonoscopy done to evaluate constipation right? No surgical intervention is required for your long colon unless the doctor saw bnormalities or pathology during your colonoscopy. You can manage your constipation by eating high fiber, fruits, drinking plenty of water daily, avoiding meat, occasionally using an otc or prescribed laxative. ...Read more

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How long for lab biopsy of colon?

1 to 2 days: A colon biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for processing. At worst, this should only add another 24 hours to the entire process. ...Read more

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How long can I live with colon cancer?

How long can I live with colon cancer?

Depends on stage etc: Will depend on the stage, age, respond to therapy, other biomarkers /prognostic markers/ biology of the cancer, your overall condition etc. According to the seer- 5 year survival rate for localized (confined to primary site) is 89.9%; with regional (spread to regional lymph nodes) - is about 69.6% and with distant (cancer has metastasized) is about11.9%. Discuss in detail with oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more