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Dr. Robert Cloud
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Intestinal Cancer (Overview)

Lesions of bowel,especially colon, now believed to arise in a field effect in the mucosa of the bowel, small and large. A virus such as polyoma enters the mucosa and begins tansformation first with gene alterations leading to immortality and then to normal appearing cells beginning to produce immunogenic protein. One focus transforms faster to result in a clinical lesion while others are dormant.


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What is intestinal cancer?

What is intestinal cancer?

Varies: Gastrointestinal cancer is most often a type called adenocarcinoma. It can affect the stomach sometimes, small intestine rarely, and colon (large intestine) most often. It is usually treated with combination therapy with surgery, medical oncology such as chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy. It does run in some families. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Cloud
69 doctors shared insights

Intestinal Cancer (Overview)

Lesions of bowel,especially colon, now believed to arise in a field effect in the mucosa of the bowel, small and large. A virus such as polyoma enters the mucosa and begins tansformation first with gene alterations leading to immortality and then to normal appearing cells beginning to produce immunogenic protein. One focus transforms faster to result in a clinical lesion while others are dormant.


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What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer: Change in bowel habits , rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort or bloating. These are nonspecific symptoms and can be the same symptoms of other disorders. Should you experience this symptomatology , you should see a colon and rectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has been diagnosed with intestinal cancer recently. Is it treatable with much success?

A friend of mine has been diagnosed with intestinal cancer recently.  Is it treatable with much success?

Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

Mutliple: Tough question, since there is small and large intestinal cancer. Commonly, we do endoscopies to look at the lining of the intestines. A colonoscopy is done to look at the large intestine and the lower small intestine. An egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is done to evaluate the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. A ct scan can also be performed, as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?

Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?

Many possibilities: The type of pain during and after eating may help point to a cause, however cancer would be an unusual cause for this sort of pain. More likely causes include: gallstones, food allergies, esophageal spasm, vascular insufficiency, partial obstruction/blockage, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. You should see a gastroenterologist for additional studies. ...Read more

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Could chemotherapy be used to treat intestinal cancer?

Could chemotherapy be used to treat intestinal cancer?

YES: Yes, assuming you mean the large intestine (colon cancer). Small intestine cancer is very rare and yes chemotherapy has been used in this setting but we have limited data. Also it's important to note that not all bowel cancers require chemotherapy. The oncologist will help you decide on best option. ...Read more

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My friend has intestinal cancer and its moving up to the colon. How can this be treated?

Colon cancer is: Quite common; small intestine cancer is not. Penetration thru the intestinal wall, and into nodes forecasst much higher risk. Established travle to far away sites (liver, lungs, brain) is much worse news. You can help by getting her to a center with a good team that knows and cares about her first, including her safety, and knowledge about the disease. ...Read more

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After treatment for intestinal cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

After treatment for intestinal cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

Depends: What type of cancer was it? Your surgeon and oncologist should have the surveillance information for you. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

Depends what kind: The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is treated quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. ...Read more

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Could you survive intestinal cancer without treatment?

Could  you survive intestinal cancer without treatment?

No: The cancer will continue to grow causing a blockage (a surgical emergency). It will also spread into nearby organs, as well as sites far from it (metastasis). All of this will disrupt your normal body functions and lead to death. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any information about genetics of intestinal cancer?

Does anyone have any information about genetics of intestinal cancer?

See below: Plesse consult these two websites: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/smallintestine. ...Read more

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Why go organic after you get intestinal cancer? Isnt the horse out of the barn?

Why go organic after you get intestinal cancer? Isnt the horse out of the barn?

You are right: There is no evidence eating organic food prevents cancer better than a healthy well-balanced diet, so having cancer is no reason to switch to organic food. ...Read more

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What is intestinal cancer?

Varies: Gastrointestinal cancer is most often a type called adenocarcinoma. It can affect the stomach sometimes, small intestine rarely, and colon (large intestine) most often. It is usually treated with combination therapy with surgery, medical oncology such as chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy. It does run in some families. ...Read more

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How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

If you mean: Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected. Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy. ...Read more

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What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

Too broad: I think everyone is skipping this question because it is just too broad. There are many research trials and programs going on across the country for intestinal cancers, but there are so many different types of this cancer. If you can narrow this down...Someone may be abe to help you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

Mutliple: Tough question, since there is small and large intestinal cancer. Commonly, we do endoscopies to look at the lining of the intestines. A colonoscopy is done to look at the large intestine and the lower small intestine. An egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is done to evaluate the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. A ct scan can also be performed, as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer: Change in bowel habits , rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort or bloating. These are nonspecific symptoms and can be the same symptoms of other disorders. Should you experience this symptomatology , you should see a colon and rectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with intestinal cancer?

What symptoms typically go along with intestinal cancer?

Variable: Abdominal complaints, bleeding small or large, may not be visible.Early very few.This why we do upper and lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Intestinal cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Intestinal cancer?

Lesion in mucosa: Lesions of bowel,especially colon, now believed to arise in a field effect in the mucosa of the bowel, small and large. A virus such as polyoma enters the mucosa and begins tansformation first with gene alterations leading to immortality and then to normal appearing cells beginning to produce immunogenic protein. One focus transforms faster to result in a clinical lesion while others are dormant. ...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


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more