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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have A Bowel Cancer And A Stroke At The Same Time

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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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For what length of time can a person have small bowel cancer?

For what length of time can a person have small bowel cancer?

Highly variable: Each person is different & it depends on the cell type of the cancer. Adenocarcinomas may grow faster than a carcinoid tumor, for example. These cancers may be around for several months before becoming symptomatic, but that is an estimate on my part. I am not aware of medical studies watching how a person's cancer may grow without treatment. ...Read more

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Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Sometimes: Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. ...Read more

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For what length of time do orallly administered treatments of bowel cancer take to show they are working?

For what length of time do orallly administered treatments of bowel cancer take to show they are working?

Talk to your doctor: You have bowel cancer and have been given an oral medication to help. Talk to your doctor and discuss what time it should take for the effect to be noticed. It is always important to talk to your doctor before you leave the office and understand what the expectations of any new medication. Also talk to your pharmacist to see if any interaction exists between a new and old medication. ...Read more

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Is this bowel cancer poo three times a week sometimes waterly and loose and sometimes thin and sometimes sticky. This is anything bad ?

Is this bowel cancer poo three times a week sometimes waterly and loose and sometimes thin and sometimes sticky. This is anything bad ?

Cancer not likely: Your symptoms are rather non-specific, however, given your age, it is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. You may wish to consult this site for information on this topic. if these symptoms persist for more than a month, if would be time to see your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diarrhea/basics/definition/con-20014025 ...Read more

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Stool seems black on wiping like when on iron, l sided pain at times. feel very empty after. maternal cervical and bowel cancer, worried?

Stool seems black on wiping like when on iron, l sided pain at times. feel very empty after. maternal cervical and bowel cancer, worried?

Worry if melena: Melena presents as black-colored stool due to the break-down of blood in your stomach. You may be describing this and, if so suspicious, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a sigmoidoscopy. And was clear but still having mucus and blood and diareah and cramps. Do I have bowel cancer? It is worse around period time.

I had a sigmoidoscopy. And was clear but still having mucus and blood and diareah and cramps. Do I have bowel cancer?  It is worse around period time.

Possibly: The symptoms of blood and diarrhea can at time be associated with a bowel lesion. Sigmoidoscopy is used to examine the distal colon just above the rectum for about 20cm. To be sure the bowel is free of pathology a colonoscopy should be performed to identify and biopsy and pathology that might be defined by this procedure. ...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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more