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How long can someone live with untreated colon or stomach cancer?

How long can someone live with untreated colon or stomach cancer?

Many months: These are widely different cancers with differing life expectancies. Life expectancy also depends upon the stage of the cancer at time of diagnosis. At advanced stages, life expectancy is short and measured in weeks or months. In early stages, life expectancy could reach as long as a year or more. More information regarding the type and stage would be needed to give you the best answer. ...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 are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?  What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 14 year old to get colon cancer? Or stomach cancer.

Is it possible for a 14 year old to get colon cancer? Or stomach cancer.

Yes, but very rare: Stomach cancer in children younger than 18 years account for less than 1% of all stomach cancer cases. Fewer than 100 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in children each year in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/healthprofessional/page4. ...Read more

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What are rare causes of poor appetite in.A 22 year old? Colon.Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

What are rare causes of poor appetite in.A 22 year old? Colon.Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

Several: Numerous causes for loss of appetite several diseases , several medications from cold to cancer , some one 22 yr old with no other symptoms , only thing that causes is anxiety and depression, most common in young.You are only 22 don't think of cancers , enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Do colon, stomach cancer systems come and go? I've had some discomfet but it went away. Sypmtoms where sharp pain diareaha, I vomited once I feel bette

Do colon, stomach cancer systems come and go? I've had some discomfet but it went away. Sypmtoms where sharp pain diareaha, I vomited once I feel bette

Usually cancer: Symptoms come, stay, and escalate, but having episodic events does not rule cancer out, but makes many other issues, from acute infectious to chronic irritable bowell, to inflammmatory bowel diseases more prominent. ...Read more

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Are there any stomach cancer and colon cancer molecular screening tests?

Yes : Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called cea . For stomach cancer like adenocarcina there is no genetic testing. There are familial syndromes like men that can cause stomach tumors called gastronomas or ze syndrome. If concerned can talk to your doctor. But overall these things very rare. ...Read more

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Am I having any colon or stomach cancer risks by eating teen diet at college? Mom was strict due to cancer in the family.

Am I having any colon or stomach cancer risks by eating teen diet at college? Mom was strict due to cancer in the family.

Not really: Growing up in the western world is associated in with an increased risk of colon cancer. Stomach cancer is less common and is seen more frequently in asia and 3rd world countries, perhaps due to h.Pylori and genetics. Though associations with diet have been suggested, there is no direct evidence that you can affect your colon cancer risk by modifying your diet. A vegetarian diet may help. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a 24 year old like myself would have colon, esophageal, or stomach cancer due to gerd- acid reflux?

How likely is it that a 24 year old like myself would have colon, esophageal, or stomach cancer due to gerd- acid reflux?

Not but: It's not likely but it is possible. Why are you thinking of these? Need more info to be able to help you. Definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more