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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...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


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Is it possible for late stage colon cancer be cured?

Is it possible for late stage colon cancer be cured?

Stage 4?: If by late you mean stage 4 (metastatic), the answer is: possible but unlikely. If the number of metastases is limited and the patient is in good shape, he/she could be treated aggressively with surgery and chemo (maybe even radiotherapy) and some of those, God willing, can be cured. I have seen a few of such patients and I'm sure my colleagues here have too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Yes, sometimes: Symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss. However, colon cancer can occur without symptoms. That s why sceening colonoscopy in asymptomatic patients is warranted. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

Here are some...: Every life event including colon cancer not only is a process of lifelong making, but displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Likewise, for colon cancer, at its early stage, no symptom but incidental finding found on routine colonoscopy; at its late stage, gross colon bleeding or bowel obstruction may evidence; at its middle path, symptoms are in between. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?

How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?

Colonoscopy at 50: There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors you should get a colonoscopy at age 50. Avoid the behavioral risk factors of diet that may be applicable to you. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/risk-factors/CON-20031877 ...Read more

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Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?

Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?

Depends: On whether it is part of a genetic predisposition such as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (hnpcc), or an isolated event and you never have another polyp. Your GI doc will recommend the appropriate follow-up to minimize the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone in their mid/late 20s to get Colon Cancer. Seems like I hear more people in their 20s than any other age range online?

Pretty unlikely: According to American Cancer Society: "Overall, 90% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older." http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-028312.pdf An Australian group puts the risk at age 30 at 1/7000. https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/risk-factors/age ...Read more

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But i'm fairly certain her anemia is being caused by colon cancer. Is this considered generally an early or late symptom?

It can be : Anemia of "no reason" could be the first sign of a cancer of the right ascending colon together with possible lose stools. Of course overt rectal bleeding needs o be immediately evaluated and so is occult blood in the feces. ...Read more

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Sick all week.Stressed for mths.Lost 9 lbs since late feb.Very weak.Fear colon cancer.Labs were all good sunday.Likely cancer?

Sick all week.Stressed for mths.Lost 9 lbs since late feb.Very weak.Fear colon cancer.Labs were all good sunday.Likely cancer?

Many things...: Can cause illness and weight loss, things other than cancer can cause this. Laboratory testing may not tell all information. Have you had a colonoscopy before? Be sure you have a follow up with your doctor and possibly a referral to gastroenterologist for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more