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Is It Possible To Have A Bowel Cancer And A Stroke At The Same Time
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
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
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
Will pain caused by bowel cancer be always on the same spot or it can move to other locations, or be general? Pain in sigmoid,transv,descending colon.
Referred pain: Pain in one spot that has its source from another spot is what we call referred pain. Yes this is possible. ...Read more
If a person has celiac disease but follows a gluten free lifestyle are their chances of having small bowel cancer the same as someone who does not.
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
Dad had polpys. High risk bowl cancer. Blood /mucus every time I go. Bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy normal other than piles.
Dad had polyps high risk of bowel cancer. I have blood in stool every time I go and mucus. Constant upset stomach. Had sigmoidoscopy but normal .
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
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
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