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Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe: It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is loss of appetite in 22 yr old common symptom of stomach or colon cancer?

Is loss of appetite in 22 yr old common symptom of stomach or colon cancer?

Not necessary: Loss if appetite can happen for many reasons , upset stomach depression and also for stomach ca.. If u r concerned about something see u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something?

Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage  indicative  of something?

Liver cancer: 52 M from Dhahran asks: Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something? ANS: I would ask your Drs what they think. I would think it is indicative of bad news. Like "do not begin reading any long books". (Dr humor here). But your team knows you best. Good luck and let us know what they say. ...Read more

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Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Is excess of dandruff a possible symptom of cancer?

Is excess of dandruff a possible symptom of cancer?

No..: It could be a sign of allergy, malnutrition, or anxiety, but not cancer. If it's not responding to shampoos, see a dermatologist, who should be able to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a common manifestation of colon cancer?

What is a common manifestation of colon cancer?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding and or abdominal pain are common symtoms but most early colon cancers are asymptomatic. So the best way to check for colon cancer is to do screening tests to check the inside of the colon by means of colonoscopy or a barium enema study. ...Read more

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What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

No symptom: Get a colonoscopy if age over 50, sooner if family history of colon cancer or having symptoms ( blood in stool, prologued diarrhea, unexplained abd pain, weight loss, bowel obstruction). ...Read more

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I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one thing i'm fairly sure this is not is colon cancer. Can produce overt or covert blood, cramping, varied and changed bm patterns. A physical exam and full history would help a lot before mor costly testing. ...Read more

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Im 22 is lack of appetite a usual sign of colon cancer?

Im 22 is lack of appetite a usual sign of colon cancer?

No: Many things can cause lack of appetite from depression to anxiety. Advanced cancers can cause weight loss, anemia, weakness or nausea but would seem highly unlikely at age 22. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Is weight loss an early symptom for colon cancer or for advanced ?

Is weight loss an early symptom for colon cancer or for advanced ?

If colon cancer: Is the only cause of weight loss and there are no other causes, it is a late sign. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Unlikely : Only if you have been bleeding from it and a) have a low blood count or b) are iron deficient. Both require a blood test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that cancer causes loss of period?

Is it possible that cancer causes loss of period?

Depends: There are a lot of types of cancers so this is a hard question to answer. Chemotherapy can sometimes cause premature menopause. Discuss with your surgeon and/or oncologist and consider seeing a fertility specialist prior to treatment depending on the risks and benefits discussed. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a common sign in people with alcoholism?

Is weight loss a common sign in people with alcoholism?

If you drink: A lot and forget to eat, or develop liver failure, or other chronic disorders secondary to alcoholism, they you may lose weight. There are better ways to lose weight. Lose the alcohol instead. ...Read more

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I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22 I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22  I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

Unusual: I had answered with the data on colon cancer to your question. From age 20-30 the percentage of people with colon cancer is a little over 1 %. Remember that most people of any age do not get colon cancer. At your age this is very low on the list of causes. Anxiety, thyroid disease, stress, bad diet are all much more likely. See your doc so that you can stop worrying and live life happily. ...Read more

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Is muscle loss an early symptom of small cell lung cancer?

Is muscle loss an early symptom of small cell lung cancer?

"Paraneoplastic: syndrome" may include muscle WEAKNESS but muscle loss is RARE ....and only occurs when cancer is advanced and nutritional difficulties occur! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

???: What is weight loss deficiency? Changes in weight can be a sign of thyroid disease: gain in hypothyroidism; loss in hyperthyroidism -- but the correlation is far from 100%. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Yes: Yes, it can be. The following link lists some of the symptoms. http://goo.gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of cancer that causes weight loss?

Multiple causes: Cancers are cells that grow outside the bodies control system, so the cancer cells steal nutrition from the healthy cells. Cancer patients frequently don't feel well, and therefore don't eat as much as they did in a pre-cancerous state. Also, with feeling poorly people tend to be less active, and therefore lose muscle mass. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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