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Multiple Choice Questions On Colon Cancer
Several.: The types of colorectal cancers you refer to include hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) and fap (familial adenomatous polyposis). However, each of these can also arise form a new mutation with no family history. Garden variety colorectal cancer also has some heritability, though far less than those noted above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been diagnosed of IBS 8 months ago.My question is if this was colon cancer things would be much worse by now right?"
Not necessarily: Some colon cancers are very slow growing and may not have significant worsening of symptoms over 8 months. However, the symptoms of colon cancer are usually quite different than ibs symptoms. But having ibs does not mean you might not also have colon cancer. The best way to be sure you don't have that is to get a colonoscopy. In the us screening colonoscopies are advised for all people at age 50. ...Read more
Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?
Perhaps: Virtual colonoscopy can certainly find colon polyps. The problem is that if one is found you would have to have another colon prep and colonoscopy so that the polyp could be biopsied. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors for colon cancer colonoscopy may be the better test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon cancer stage 2, pt 65y/o. Had 1 + mass, multiple benign polops. All of the colon was removed. Is chemo recommended? No matastatas noted.
My 63 yr old mom w/ colon cancer, stge 4, is on folfox. Multiple chemo's have failed to shrink or slow down the cancer. Is folfox better/any other?
Use Immunochemo: Chemo combination therapy known to have limited activity with recurrence secondary to resistant stem cells. Immunochemo a better choice with use of Avastin, Erbotix in combination with chemo such as Gemzar. Newer monoclonal therapy employing derivatives of the post translational modification of the oncofetalprotein MUC5ac now entering Phase III appears to be enhanceing survival interval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion . What does this mean exactly in colon cancer pathological report after colon tumor was removed ?
Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion .., this was stated on pathology report after colon cancer surgery . What is this ?
Stage 4 mastatic colon cancer, multiple tumors and organs removed (2 surgeries) an inoperable tumor and c diff. 54 yr old woman. Life expectancy?
Multiple foci of extramural invascular invasion noted after colon cancer op. But still was stage 3, t3-g2.im confussed ?
Nodes: Stage 3 refers to lymph nodes being positive Stage 4 means it has spread beyond lymph nodes ...Read more
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