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Doctor insights on: Rectal Cancer Tubulovillous Adenoma With High Grade Dysplasia

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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How high would chances be that symptomatic colon or rectal cancer be missed on 3 separate CT scans? Would this be very likely?

How high would chances be that symptomatic colon or rectal cancer be missed on 3 separate CT scans? Would this be very likely?

Possible to miss: The colon has many folds and turns with stool inside it. It would have to be big enough for a ct scan to show it and contrast inside the colon might help identify it on a ct scan. But it can miss a lesion. The best way to see colon cancer is taking a prep to clean out the colon and getting an endoscopy (colonoscopy) that can visualize the cancer and biopsy it at the same time. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Relatively, yes: Colon and rectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths. Estimates for 2012 are 103, 170 colon & 40, 290 rectal cancer. Overall there is a 1 in 20 lifetime risk of developing colon or rectal cancer. Rectal cancers alone are relatively common. In comparison, rectal cancer is as common as leukemia (44, 600). ...Read more

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Can I get rectal cancer at the age of 20 years?

Can I get rectal cancer at the age of 20 years?

Unlikely: A few people have genetic disorders and may develop colon/rectal cancer at an early age, otherwise it is uncommon before the age of 40 or so. ...Read more

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Can changing what you eat help with rectal cancer?

Can changing what you eat help with rectal cancer?

Before or atfer?: Not after it is diagnosed. It can be prevented or its risk reduced by taking high fiber diet. But once it is already diagnosed, changing diet does not change anything. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Yes: Colon rectal cancer is 2nd common cancer. So it is quite common in both men and women. ...Read more

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How common is stage 1 rectal cancer in women?

How common is stage 1 rectal cancer in women?

Low but rising: Rectal cancer rates are low in the young age groups but recent seer data analysis suggests that the rate of rectal cancer in people under 40 is rising. The recommendation for patients in the under 40 age group is to not ignore rectal bleeding or pain or change in bowel habits and to have a physician evaluate any such symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate stage 2a rectal cancer?

What is the survival rate stage 2a rectal cancer?

See below: About 67% of stage 2a rectal cancer patients survive five or more years. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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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

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. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more