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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Ovarian Cancer : Malignant bowel obstruction is a common complication in patients with ovarian cancer. The prevalence of bowel obstruction is 4-25% in ovarian carcinoma or colorectal cancer. In patients with advanced ovarian cancer the frequency of bowel obstruction can be as high as 42%. The small bowel is more commonly involved than the large bowel (61% vs. 33%) and both are involved in over 20% of ovarian ca. ...Read more

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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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Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more

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What are the tests for small intestine cancer?

What are the tests for small intestine cancer?

Imaging & biopsy: Cancers of the small intestine are not that common. If imaging reveals a mass, it may need to be removed or biopsied and the tissue examined by a pathologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction and: Small intestinal cancers are much less common than colon cancers. The symptoms depend on the type of cancer and may be due to obstruction in the form of swelling of abdomen, pain, vomiting, due to neuroendocrine syndromes, e.g., carcinoid syndrome, and in the case of lymphomas, mass in abdomen and enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How can somebody tell whether or not he has small intestine cancer?

How can somebody tell whether or not he has small intestine cancer?

Difficult diagnosis: Early diagnosis of small bowel carcinomas are difficult to diagnose in early stages, as most it is not accessible to endoscope.Capsule endoscopy is some help, contrast studies, ct scans will help.Late stages will present with obstruction, cramp y colicky pains , some time with bleeding. Occasionally laporoscopy even laporatomy is required for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are long and short term symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Could you tell me what are long and short term symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction: Small intestinal cancer is much less common than colonic cancer and the symptoms are related to obstruction of the bowel, e.g., vomiting, constipation, mass in abdomen and endocrine symptoms from some tumors. Some small intestinal cancers are lymphomas and may be associated with enlarged lymph-nodes. ...Read more

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I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

Normal life: It really depend what kind of small bowel cancer he had and what part of the small intestine small bowel cancer is rare in the usa and not all of the are hereditary you need to eat healthy and stay with a doctor who could follow you very closely and do not ignore any sign or symptoms like bleeding unexpected weight loss or change of appetite or bowel habit find out more about your dad cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intestine cancer? I hate going to doctors i would like to know if I have those symptoms before going

What are the symptoms of intestine cancer? I hate going to doctors i would like to know if I have those symptoms before going

Intestinal cancer: As the prior doctor mentions, the most common symptom is blood in your bowel movement, the color of which may indicate where in the intestine a tumor is. However, many things can cause blood in the stool, and many intestinal cancers are asymptomatic. So, if you are concerned for a specific reason, forget your hate of the doctor visit, and give it a go. ...Read more

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How long is the timeline for a person with stage IV small intestine cancer?

How long is the timeline for a person with stage IV small intestine cancer?

No such timeline: No scientific physician has ever given a person x-number of months / years to survive. The patient may have the inferior vena cava undergo thrombosis or a mass become infected and die tomorrow. Five percent of these people are alive in five years. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/smallintestinecancer/detailedguide/small-intestine-cancer-survival-rates. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more