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Please help! what is the difference between colon cancer and anal cancer?

Please help! what is the difference between colon cancer and anal cancer?

Each is dIfferent: Colon cancer is in the colorectal area , adenocarcinoma spreads to abdominal lymph nodes first and more common than anal cancer , develops in anal canal squamous cell cancer , spreads to groin nodes first. Recently more frequently seen in HIV patients. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between hemmerhoids and anal cancer ?

How can you tell the difference between hemmerhoids and anal cancer ?

See a doctor...: For an exam. You cannot see the area to tell. Generally a hemorrhoid will be soft & raised & maybe slightly tender. Anal cancer would be more flat & firm and generally not sore. Anal cancer much more rare too. But needs an exam by a doctor to tell. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Not always easy at: First, but unless the hemorrhoid is thrombosed, it usually reduces and eases with sitz/tub soaks, preparation h. Both are painful, the anal canal is inside the opening, and the rectum above. Both can be quite painful, external, and bleed. An expert needs to decide when to look higher and biopsy. Also, nodes in groin. Get a surgeon to help. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Examine: See a doctor for an examination. Hemorrhoids are soft purplish veins under the skin. Anal cancer is a rare condition and would be a firm process in or on the surface of the anal skin. Might be difficult to see on your own self examination. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of hemorrhoids and colon cancer?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of hemorrhoids and colon cancer?

Hemorrhoids are anal: When hemorrhoid are symptomatic they thrombose, causing anal pain or bleed locally. Colon cancer, due to a lesion in bowel if localized can cause blood mixed in stool or obstruct causing abdominal discomfort and distention ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a anal fissure and hemroids?

How to tell the difference between a anal fissure and hemroids?

Anal Fissure: An anal fissure is like a cut. Hemorrhoids are distended veins at the anus. Both of these hurt very much. A physical exam by a physician would be best if you have never been examined for this. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Lots!!!: Hemorrhoids don't turn into cancer but often anal lesions are misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids and may be an anal or rectal cancer. In either case it should be correctly diagnosed and receive the proper treatment and recommendations. ...Read more

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How to feel difference between hemorrhoids and polyp?

How to feel difference between hemorrhoids and polyp?

You cannot: Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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IBS vs ovarian cancer? How to tell the difference and how are the two diagnosed?

IBS vs ovarian cancer? How to tell the difference and how are the two diagnosed?

Benign vs malignant: Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disease which causes symptoms on almost daily basis, no weight change, no cachexia Ovarian cancer is rapidly growing, painful growth in the abdomen, usually associated with ascites.IBS has stable symptoms and also periods where no active disease.BRCA1 & 2 genes increase the possibility of ovarian cancer. Frequency of IBS is higher than ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What is the distinction between hemorrhoids and colon cancer?

What is the distinction between hemorrhoids and colon cancer?

See below: Hemorrhoids are normal benign veins of the anal canal that may enlarge or bleed. They are not cancerous. Colon cancer is a malignant tumor that can occur anywhere in the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of Crohn's and colon cancer?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of Crohn's and colon cancer?

Many very similar: ? Symptoms of Crohns Colitis can be very similar to that of a malignant lesion involving colon Diarrhea followed by.Rectal bleeding, Urgency, Abdominal cramps , Pain and even Constipation can be noted with both Crohns as well as a Colon Cancer. Colonoscopy followed by biopsy may be needed to make the correct dx. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Anatomy: Prolapse is actual rectal tissue bulging, prolapsing, telescoping out of the anus. Hemorrhoids are actual blood vessels of the anal region known as the hemorrhoidal vessels that engorge with blood. As they engorge they place pressure on the nerves causing pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between testicular cancer and just epyditimitis?

How can you tell the difference between testicular cancer and just epyditimitis?

Pain, tenderness.: Usually, epididymitis is painful while testicular cancer presents classically with a painless mass. Fever, tenderness and swelling can also be present. The major cause in heterosexual men < 35 years old is chlamidya trachomatis, accounting for 70% of cases. A course of appropriate antibiotics clears it up. Testicular cancer can be worked up by taking AFB and b-hcg levels, chest x-ray, and ct. ...Read more

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What's the difference between colon and anal cancer?

What's the difference between colon and anal cancer?

Location: Location, type of cell and type of treatments are all different. Anal cancer is located in or around the skin of the anus and is usually squamous cell. Treatment is often chemo and radiation. Colon cancer is actually in the bowel and is an adenocarcinoma. Surgery is usually the first approach. Chemotherapy for colorectal cancers is different than for anal cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having anal cancer and colon cancer?

What is the difference between having anal cancer and colon cancer?

Location: An anal cancer may likely be a different cell type, located more near the skin of the anal opening. It may be treated differently with radiation and chemotherapy rather than surgery, depending on the cell type. Colon caner can be located anywhere in the large intestine, and is treated wth surgery to remove the tumor, and sometimes radiation or chemotherapy may be used after surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

Tough to tell: This is sometimes a tough question for medical professionals to answer. Severe hemorrhoids can have the look of a prolapse. If you are asking this question, you should make an appointment with a GI doctor or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colon cancer and intestinal cancer?

What is the difference between a colon cancer and intestinal cancer?

Location, Incidence: Colon cancer arises from a site involving the large intestine commonly called the colon (ascending, transverse, descending, sigmoid). Intestinal cancer usually refers to small intestinal cancer that arises from the duodenum, jejunum or ileum. Colon cancer is much more common compared to cancer arising from the small intestines which is considered rare. ...Read more

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Can you explain the relationship between roughage, cancer of the colon and cholesterol please?

Can you explain the relationship between roughage, cancer of the colon and cholesterol please?

Lowers both.: Roughage or fiber in your diet is supposed to be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer. A high animal fat, low fiber diet is associated with increased risk. However, direct effect of diet is still unproven. Fiber helps to clear out the colon of matter that might remain and irritate the colon, clearing out cholesterol/fat so the body cannot absorb it, lowering it in serum/blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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