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Have been dignoss with rectal cancer, have been treated with radio and chemo, suregent say's he need's two inche's to not perform have been dignoss with rectal cancer , have been treated witn radio and chemo, surgent say's cancer is to low and must peform

Have been dignoss with rectal cancer, have been treated with radio and chemo, suregent say's he need's two inche's to not perform have been dignoss with rectal cancer , have been treated witn radio and chemo, surgent say's cancer is to low and must peform

Although: Some lesions are amenable to saving the anal sphincter, but very low lesions require removal of the anus and a permanent colostomy. Although the anus can be spared the result may not be satisfactory, with frequent stooling, which in some cases leads to the patient being home bound. The goal of surgery with neoadjuvant chemo/radition is a cure! retaining the anus and not a cure is not a great resul. ...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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What do I expect to feel like waking up from abdominal low anteria resection of rectal cancer surgery? Emergency surgery/no time for surgeon consult.

What do I expect to feel like waking up from abdominal low anteria resection of rectal cancer surgery? Emergency surgery/no time for surgeon consult.

Not well few days: Anterior resection done laparoscopically has less discomfort than open but still is a major intervention and will require pain control and care for 4-5 days then you will improve. ...Read more

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Stage 4 rectal cancer two spots in lung and one on ovary doc wants to do chemo why when I read survival rate is very low for stage 4 that has spread.

Stage 4 rectal cancer two spots in lung and one on ovary doc wants to do chemo why when I read survival rate is very low for stage 4 that has spread.

Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there something you want to do? If not, I'd be surprised and frankly disappointed. A frank discussion is in order with your physicians and those who love you. Then whatever decision you make will be the right one. ...Read more

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Can i keep bahama cruise reserv 1mo post-op after laparoscopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer? Surgeon says no, gi/oncologist yes.

Can i keep bahama cruise reserv 1mo post-op after laparoscopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer? Surgeon says no, gi/oncologist yes.

Listen to doctor: If your surgeon suggests a longer period of healing before travel, perhaps your surgeon is monitoring something of concern; i would tend to listen and ask for an explanation. ...Read more

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Had low back pain for 3yrs now.Then,CT of ab/pelvis normal.Now, pain mostly at nt.I wake up every nt. once to pee.Does this sound like rectal cancer?

Had low back pain for 3yrs now.Then,CT of ab/pelvis normal.Now, pain mostly at nt.I wake up every nt. once to pee.Does this sound like rectal cancer?

Cancer not likely: Jessica, Cancer is a very uncommon cause for lower back pain. A normal CT Abdomen/Pelvis is some evidence against any cancer. Pain at night or while laying down is a cause for concern, but there are some very common reasons. Pregnancy or recent injuries could explain SI joint pain. Arthritis of the spine and Disc issues could also present at night. A spinal examination & evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

For five years: Overall 5 year survival rate for stge IV colorectal cancer is about 38%. That is, 38% of people live for 5years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

Grave Situation: Of course we cannot even begin to guess at this tragic situation. I would defer to the physicians providing him care. But, as you have surmised it may not be long for him. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Quality Of Life (Definition)

Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more