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Is there a relationship between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Is there a relationship between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Sometimes: Certain genetic cancer syndromes have increased risk for cancers in multiple areas of the GI tract. If you have multiple family members who have had cancer discuss it with your family physician and see if meeting with a genetic counselor would be the right thing to do. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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Is there a connection between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Is there a connection between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

No?: In practical terms there is not. Gastric or "stomach cancer" is more common in japan, iceland, chile and costa rica were "volcanic" soil is common and diet is rich in fruit and vegetables. Colon cancer is common in societies ( like usa) were diet is poor in fiber & diet relies on more refined foods (from canned or processed food). I guess one can metastasize into the other. Exceptions do exist. ...Read more

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How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

Fewer than 1%: Of stomach or colon cancers occur in teens. Familial genetic risks may increase personal risk, but it is not a national problem. ...Read more

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Lower ab pain for weeks, freq. Urge to go, rumbling in my stomach. Lrg skin tags on rectum 24f can this be colorectal cancer? Other cancers run in my family

Lower ab pain for weeks, freq. Urge to go, rumbling in my stomach. Lrg skin tags on rectum 24f can this be colorectal cancer? Other cancers run in my family

Unclear: The skin tags usually are not a sign of cancer. But having these symptoms for weeks is abnormal. You should see your friendly primary care doctor to find the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare that a teenager would get stomach or colon cancer. Increased chances would more likely involve colon cancer, with in an inherited familial colonic polyposis syndrome. ...Read more

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Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Some : Some ostomies are for ever and other temporary. For low rectal cancer a temporary may be use to proted the new conection alowed to be healthy.If the cancer is to low involving the muscle to control the stool a penmanented ostomy is need. Yes a stoma is a open in you abdomen that alowwed a small portion of teh bowel to come out and it is cover by a ostomy bag. ...Read more

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How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

Colonoscopy: Average risk people should have colonoscopies every 10 years starting at 50 until 70-75. This may be tempered by medical resources or a persons medical history. ...Read more

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I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. Fiber&fluid only s/w help. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?

I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. Fiber&fluid only s/w help.  How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?

Very rarely. The: whole point of most cancers, & many other diseases (such as arterial disease which ~50% of population has started by later childhood), is that there are no symptoms, the whole point of focusing on other indicators such as colonoscopies for colon cancer, BEFORE symptomatic. ...Read more

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How fast does colorectal cancer grow?

Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors. Here is a good review on colorectal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Yes, but uncommon: About 150000 new cases of colon/rectal ca in us/yr. 90% are age 50 and up. + family history, especially of early ca increases risk. Longstanding ibd increases risk. Certain (rare to uncommon) genetic syndromes increase risk. Check your family's history, see your doc. ...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


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more