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Stage 2 Colon Cancer Recurrence
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...Read more
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
Is being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and being a diagnosed with stage 2 but having a recurrence later the same in terms if prognosis ?
Prognosis is stage: It is stage-dependent. Once the Cancer has relapsed the prognosis is bad as the disease is typically fatal. As long as it remains stage-2, there is hope for a better prognosis as long as the disease is not visibly present. In one individual the prognosis and outcome is ultimately same although numerically speaking survival is longer as long as the Cancer has not shown up in the tests. ...Read more
Surgery...: If prevention and early detection efforts have failed, and colon cancer results, then surgical removal of the cancer is the primary treatment step. Assuming the tumor has not invaded through the GI tract, then surgery may be considered curative. Adjuvant treatments can be offered appropriate to pre- and post-operative assessments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stage 2 colon cancer and just had a colectomy the oncologist is performing an expensive blood test to see next steps what is this test?
Depends: Stage ii colon cancer is early stage, limited to the lining of the colon. If your question refers to the use of sophisticated ct imaging (virtual colonoscopy). The answer is yes as it has been used to pick up polyps. In colon cancer patients, ct is used to look at whether there is measureable disease outside the colon in the lymph nodes and/or liver. ...Read more
Do i need CT scan or only blood test for stage 2 colon cancer during my follow up every 3 month for the first year? (no chemo after surgery)
Probably Blood test : You did not have chemotherapy , you do not have lymph node spread in you stage, curative resection was done , you cea levels will be normal , end of the yea rwill elide, pet scan is a better modality to detect metastasis. You very good chance of being cured but require colonoscopic examinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After stage 2 colon cancer surgery. My colonoscopy revealed inflammation and blisters at the incision. Can i drink na beer. ?
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.
Dad had colon cancer stage 2 at 63. I'm 44. Just took pinnacle biolab 2nd gen fit test with negative result. Need colonoscopy?
See answer: Most recommendations suggest screening starting age 50. 75% of colon cancers are not familial or hereditary. Having a father with colon cancer increases your risk by at least 20%. HOWEVER YOUR ABSOLUTE RISK IS STILL LOW. You cannot be faulted for wanting a colonoscopy before age 50 but it's not absolutely necessary. *Focus should be on PREVENTION, not detection: **see comments below for specifics. ...Read more
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