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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of right and left colon cancer?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of right and left colon cancer?

Subtle bleed vs.obst: Depending on what side of the colon a lesion arises, symptoms are different. The fecaloid material within the rt. colon is essentially liquid and when passing over the tumor causes little symptoms. On the left side the stool is devoid of water and very firm. Passing over the tumor causes possible bleeding and when tumor large the feces cant pass and obstruction develops. ...Read more

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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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Get him SEEN!: I believe that this at least the fourth time you have asked this question. Please forgive my frankness and impatience. You need to stop asking the health care team, who cannot answer this, and do right by your son. To continue to write us when your boy needs to see a physician in real life is to do a disservice to him, to us, and to yourself. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits(constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age??? ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, weakness, incomplete evacuation of bowel. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20031877 ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in colon cancer?

What symptoms are common in colon cancer?

Some late symptoms: Are rectal bleeding or black stools (melena) depending on location of cancer, abdominal pain, distention, change in bowel habits. But these are late signs. To catch them early, you need fecal occult blood test or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of colon cancer?

What are the early symptoms of colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, weight-loss, abdominal pain, and change in bowel habits. Patients may not have any symptoms at all though. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

Varies per person.: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: a change in bowel habits (including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (like cramps, gas or pain), a feeling that bowels do not empty completely, weakness / fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. Many people with early colon cancer experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

Mucosal lesion of bo: colon cancer is a growth arising in the mucosa of the bowel which progresses to invade the bowel wall reaching the ourter serosa and then metastasizing to regional nodes before distatnt metastasis. It develops in a field of normal looking but transformed mucosal cells initiated by the polyoma virus. As it grows it tends to bleed and eventually obstruct the bowel. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of colon cancer?

What are the common symptoms of colon cancer?

Sometimes: They don't have any, and discovered on screening colonoscopy. These have the best prognosis. The earliest symptom is probably bleeding, but at first you need occult blood testing to detect small amount of bleeding. Then gross blood, then obstruction and perforation symptoms, such as cramps, pain, fever, chills, and even peritonits. These have much worse prognosis, so get colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of colon cancer?

Depends on location: If right sided may present with anemia (common). If large, some patients present with obstructive symptoms that require a bowel diversion. If metastatic can present with weight loss if extensive. One of the most common is detection of blood in the stool when a physician performs a rectal exam. Many variations of presentation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please describe the very early symptoms of colon cancer?

Please describe the very early symptoms of colon cancer?

Maybe none: First signs may be invisible rectal bleeding, changes to bowel function. Early colon cancers will have no symptoms. Colonoscopy is a way to find a colon cancer early. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is colon cancer and its symptoms?

See below: Colon cancer is one of the commonest cancers and affects the large intestine. Almost all colon cancers start as polyps. A few are due to genetic defects, most are sporadic. Early colon cancer does not have symptoms. Later there may be blood in stool, change in bowel habits, weight loss and intestinal obstruction. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/ds00035. ...Read more

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Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Yes, sometimes: Symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss. However, colon cancer can occur without symptoms. That s why sceening colonoscopy in asymptomatic patients is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have colon cancer and only pain as symptom?

Yes, anything is: Possible, but usually patients with abdominal pain from colon cancer report weight loss, intermittent rectal bleeding or black stools, change in bowel habits, when questioned carefully. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the symptoms i'm experiencing is colon cancer?

How can I tell if the symptoms i'm experiencing is colon cancer?

Get a check up: As you get to 50 years of age, screening for colon cancer is recommended. This can be done with colonoscopic examination of the large bowel. The symptoms of colon cancer are typically in the form of rectal bleeding or abdominal pain. If you are concerned about colon cancer, you should see your doctor and request proper testing to check you for colon cancer(done by a gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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I've been experiencing symptoms of colon cancer. What should I do?

I've been experiencing symptoms of colon cancer. What should I do?

Gastroenterologist: I would immediately consult with a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. You may need simple blood tests and perhaps a colonoscopy to determine what is going on along the internal lining of your entire colon before determining whether or not you have an actual lesion. Other imaging studies may be performed as well. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Colonic (Definition)

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