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Post Operative Colon Cancer Care
Surveillance: Congratulations on this milestone, 1year survivor. Your long term health, recurrance risk, survival will be improved with surveillance. Go see your doc or your oncologist about lab work, colonoscopy as part of your surveillance. The stage, grade and details of adjuvant therapy also impact your survival and risk for recurrance. ...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
Varies: There are many options - mostly chemo but also surgical ( if isolated liver or lung met) and interventional radiology. Chemo has many tiers as well. This is best discussed with ur oncologist. It's not a bad idea to get a second opioion. ...Read more
A lady i take care of had dirreah couple times the past week and all of this week she's had no bms. Family history of colon cancer?
Your question: Seems to be whether your patient has colon cancer. The only way to know for sure is to perform a colonoscopy. Short of that, fecal occult blood test is another option. Take her to her doctor and he will get proper tests, depending on her age and risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of scans do you suggest for a patient post op stage 1 t2 ascending colon cancer in order to monitor for any futher spread.?
Had an open lower anterior resection for colon cancer. Taking metamucil. How long can I expect to have clustering and fecal incontinence?2mths post
It's really variable: The anatomy is totally different after the surgery and will work differently. Metamucil is a very good first step. Frankly, physical ttherapy for anal/rectal tone If there is a gap in the perineum, SOLESTA can act like bondo and fill in missing areas a bit. Phys therapy and overview of topic: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/268674-treatment ...Read more
Is post menopause bleeding and pelvic pain a sign of colon cancer? Endo cancer ruled out as biopsy clear.
Colon cancer '09 & hepatic resection 2 yrs ago. No chemo for 5 yrs. What type doc should I see for 6 mo. Follow ups? Internist? Primary care? Onc?
Oncologist /surgeon: You are now 5 years since your colon cancer but only 2 years since your liver resection which i presume was done for at least one metastasis(spread). You still have significant risk of especially liver recurrence and should be followed at least every 3 to 6 months with a cea blood test at each visit to find a recurrence as early as possible. Any of your docs is fine for follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?
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