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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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