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Is There A Relationship Between Diverticulitis And Colon Cancer
I have all the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. The doctors believe it's either cancer or diverticulitis. I'm 20. Which is more likely?
None: While both are possible, there are other conditions more likely given your age. ...Read more
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
No: Although there doesn't appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer, diverticular disease may make cancer more difficult to diagnose. And rarely, what appears to be diverticulitis may be colon cancer. Because of this, your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy after you've recovered from a bout of diverticulitis. ...Read more
No: They are two different diseases. And there's nothing between them to relate them. ...Read more
What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?
No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess? Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)
Hereditary: Abscesses, perforations, and diverticulitis are not known to cause colon cancer. Colon cancer in a young person may be due to an inherited cancer susceptibility problem like lynch (hnpcc) or gardner's (fap), especially if there is a family history. Genetic counseling and tests can be done to determine if there is a hereditary genetic predisposition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
58 year old female.Pain in lower left stomach and pencil shaped stools. In past diagonised with diverticulites. Could be colon cancer?
Go see your DR: For your annual stool occult blood test. Colon cancer usually present with positive blood in stool with anemia. Weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue could happen at the later stage of colon cancer. Only a colonoscopy with biopsy of suspicious mass will confirm colon cancer. Go see a gastroenterologist to calm your mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: While there is some variation between one person and the next regarding their total length of colon, this is not correlated with cancer risk. Of course, those people who have undergone (sub)total colectomy are at lower risk of colon cancer than if they didn't have this surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...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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