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Intestines Shutting Down Cancer
Yes.: Many cancers that arise from organs within the abdominal cavity can lead to spread of cancer throughout the lining of the abdominal cavity, called carcinomatosis. This can lead to intestinal obstruction, effectively causing the intestines to "shut down". These cancers may occasionally be responsive to chemotherapy but are more typically a pre-terminal finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I have HPV 6, 13, 61. I'm 22. How long can it take to develop cancer? Can i develop cancer in my intestine, or leukemia?
Can cancer of intestine be cured thru any other measures? My mom was operated and not ready for chemo. Is there any way that cancer can stop?
Slim to none: Why do you ask and what are your symptoms Schedule consult healthtap.com/dr-hermanhammerstead ...Read more
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
I have a duplication cyst in my intestines, I now have low ferritian and high crp ( cardio), could the cyst be the cause? Can these cyst cause cancer?
Cysts can transform: Duplication cysts are benign rare anomalies that arise during embryonic development. They rarely cause problems. Low malignant potential but some case reports have described malignant transformation. Not sure if the low ferritin or elevated CRP have anything to do with the cysts. I would schedule an appt with your GI doctor. They can review your records. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Did it grow directly into the small bowel or spread as a metastasis? In one or in many places? Was it just diagnosed or is it a late recurrence? Any previous chemo? What's the patient's general health? The patient's oncologist should be able to weigh all the options and come up with a treatment plan. If this is about you, best wishes. ...Read more
Discuss with onc: you should discuss with your oncologist. additional information is needed- i.e. presence of lymph nodes and other distance organ/s involvement. where is the location of the colon cancer and what part of the small intestine involved? important to get the right staging and check the biology of the cancer to guide treatment. if able to get surgery- most aggressive would be surgery then chemo/ ...Read more
Why most of the metastic cancers are from lung? Why not from intestine or other places besides lung?
I had an edoscopy done and it showed normal results and so did my colonoscopy, should I concern myself with small intestine cancer?
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
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