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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
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Ileal Cancer (Overview)

Ileal cancer = malignancy in the last portion of the small intestine.


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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
8 Doctors shared insights

Ileal Cancer (Overview)

Ileal cancer = malignancy in the last portion of the small intestine.


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What are the symptoms of ileal cancer?

What are the symptoms of ileal cancer?

Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ileal cancer?

What are the tests for ileal cancer?

Varies: I suspect that this is a computer generated question" "what are the tests for x". If it is a real question, please ask again and put it into a specific context. ...Read more

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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?

Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ileal cancer?

Surgical resection: Again - I suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more

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What are the tests for ileal cancer?

Varies: I suspect that this is a computer generated question" "what are the tests for x". If it is a real question, please ask again and put it into a specific context. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ileal cancer?

Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more

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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ileal cancer?

Surgical resection: Again - I suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more

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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?

Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read more

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Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Here are some. ..: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...Read more

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CT scan, retained stool the colon. Few scattered lymph nodes seen. Dilatation of the terminal ileum, This can be seen with backwash ileitis, cancer???

Colonoscopy: Please consider asking your provider if a colonoscopy might be indicated to view the tissue in the colon and terminal ileum and to get biopsies ...Read more

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How does cancer start?

How does cancer start?

Cancer: Usually, a single mutation in a cell causes that cell to grow uncontrollably and possibly develop into a cancer. If you get regular screenings, such as a pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy after 50, regular health check ups, skin surveys, oral cancer evaluarions, and the like, and be alert for signs of illness, your doctor should be able to detect any abnormality early enough to intervene. ...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


Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more