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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


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Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Bleeding is not: One of staging criteria for colon cancer. Blood in stool is a relatively advanced sign of colon cancer, as is pain. You need a colonoscopy for early diagnosis of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What is the origin of cancer of colon?

What is the origin of cancer of colon?

Colon cancer: Genetic alterations (changes in the dna or ways in which dna is regulated) in the epithelium of the colon (the cells that line the colon) are the source of colon cancer. These changes can occur for many reasons, some of which are genetics alone (family predisposition), a combination of genetics and environment (foods, toxins), or the we don't exactly know category. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Review of literature shows: 132,700 new cases diagnosed each year in the US. 93,000 of these cases are colon cancer and the rest are rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer is common and lethal. Five years survival rate varies from 93% for stage I to 8.6% for stage IV. ...Read more

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Can rectal cancer present as wall thickening of the distal rectum on ct?

Can rectal cancer present as wall thickening of the distal rectum on ct?

Possibly: But so can non-specific inflammation cause the same thickening. Needs a physical exam, sigmoidoscopy and maybe a biopsy to tell. Ct scan findings of the rectum can be non-specific and needs the physical examination to tell more. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

4 stages: Stage i is a localized tumor without spread to other organs or the lymph nodes. Stage ii is a deeper tumor, into the muscular layers of the bowel or even outside the bowel, but not spread to distant organs or lymph nodes. Stage iii is a tumor that has involved the lymph nodes, but not distant organs. Stage IV is spread of tumor to organs far from the rectum, such as liver or lungs. ...Read more

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Whats the signs of colon cancer?

Whats the signs of colon cancer?

None really...: In the majority of patients (over 80%), colon cancer is silent. Symptoms and signs of altered stool pattern or appearance, weight loss, blood in the stool are often late manifestations of advanced disease. Unfortunately, these signs are nonspecific, and can present with many other GI issues--so don't freak out if you are experiencing them. Just get checked. ...Read more

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What the characteristics of the affected person of the beginning of breast cancer?

What the characteristics of the affected person of the beginning of breast cancer?

Likely none: Early breast cancer will have no symptoms or physical findings or affect on the person in general. Early breast cancers are usually only seen on tests like a mammogram and are easier to treat when early or small. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

Varies per person.: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: a change in bowel habits (including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (like cramps, gas or pain), a feeling that bowels do not empty completely, weakness / fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. Many people with early colon cancer experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What distinguishes the various stages of colon cancer?

See below: Stage 0 is superficial and non-invasive. Stage 1 is local disease superficial colon wall. Stage 2 is deeper invasion through colon wall. Stage 3 is spread to lymph nodes. Stage 4 is spread to any other organs. ...Read more

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What amount chances of survival of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix?

What amount chances of survival of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix?

It all depends: Survival of this disease depends on a number of factors. The stage of the disease is very important to know. Stage defines the extent of disease. Higher stage means more advanced disease which means a worse prognosis. Neuroendocrine carcinoma is not very common in the cervix. It is a more aggressive cell type than the more common squamous cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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What r the signs of colon cancer?

What r the signs of colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Colon Cancer may have no apparent signs until late in its course, such as bleeding in the stool, early satiety, bowel pain or discomfort, a change in bowels (diarrhea/constipation/consistency of stool). That is why it is important to get your routine screening tests at age 50 or younger if with a family history, and see your dr for regularly scheduled visits. Also, Never SMOKE or QUIT if you do! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

Malig. Bladder tumor: Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration. Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc. ...Read more

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Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

It can: Also impact on other parts of the GI tract including the duodenum. This inherited disorder also is associated with abdominal desmoid tumors. ...Read more

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CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

Maybe none: How was this thickening found? CT scan finding could see colon thickening of no consequence. May need colonoscopy to check significance if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Are the size, number, shape, and/or location of colonrectal polyps in anyway associated with likelihood of malignancy?

Are the size, number, shape, and/or location of colonrectal polyps in anyway associated with likelihood of malignancy?

Polyps: 95% of polyps less than 1 cm in size are benign. Adenomatous polyps are the pre us or polyp for colon cancer. All colon cancers come from these polyps but all adenomatous polyps don't become cancer. Why a polyp turns on to become cancer is unknown but they estimate it takes five years to become a cancer ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more