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Doctor insights on: The Process Of Dying From Colon Cancer

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Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Bleeding is not: One of staging criteria for colon cancer. Blood in stool is a relatively advanced sign of colon cancer, as is pain. You need a colonoscopy for early diagnosis of colon cancer. ...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 odds of dying from breast cancer?

What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

Variable: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for DCIS (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the US. ...Read more

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival of secondary cancer in the liver?

What are the chances of survival of secondary cancer in the liver?

Depends: Depends on the type. For colon, the most common, can be up to 40% in selected cases treated with combinations of surgery (resection) and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites). ...Read more

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Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Varies: This depends if the metastatic disease can be removed surgically. The best chance at survival depends on removal of all the disease. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

Lymphoma : To die from lymphoma, one must first develop one. If you or someone you know has it, it depends on the type of lymphoma. Some are very treatable, some are low grade, etc. Please be more specific. But altogether, lymphoma as a disease group is not that uncommon, especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving colon cancer that has spread to liver, kidney and lungs?

What are the chances of surviving colon cancer that has spread to liver, kidney and lungs?

Poor: When one finds metastasis to multiple sites from a primary colon cancer the lesion was probably detected late in its development. If the patient is in good condition the primary if not resected should be removed. Chemo with FOLFOX and possibly avastin (bevacizumab) should be attempted. Kidney lesions are extremely rare but can respond to chemo and if causing complication should be resected. ...Read more

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What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

Breast ca: This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recovery is excellent when caught early and decreases with advancing stage. ...Read more

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Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process . ...Read more

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What is the origin of cancer of colon?

What is the origin of cancer of colon?

Colon cancer: Genetic alterations (changes in the dna or ways in which dna is regulated) in the epithelium of the colon (the cells that line the colon) are the source of colon cancer. These changes can occur for many reasons, some of which are genetics alone (family predisposition), a combination of genetics and environment (foods, toxins), or the we don't exactly know category. ...Read more

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Which type of experiences will someone dying of cancer go through?

Which type of experiences will someone dying of cancer go through?

Varies: That is very hard to answer as every patient's experience is unique. Someone in that situation should be under the care of a palliative team and/or hospice so that quality of life is maintained as much as possible. Feelings of loneliness are common so if there is someone you know and care about in that situation, be available. Best to you. ...Read more

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What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?

What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?

High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change. ...Read more

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Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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What’s the chance of dying from sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?

What’s the chance of dying from sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?

Low: A well managed, well controlled sickle cell disease patient should have a live expentancy past their 5th decade of life. This is obviously in patients/children that are receiving the specialized and up-to-date medical care they need. Complications and early mortality is a possibility, but so it is dying in a car accident or getting the flu. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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. Lonnie Smith
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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