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Doctor insights on: Time Lapse Between Stages Of Colon Cancer

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Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

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

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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I wiped a couple of times and then i thought might I have colon cancer?

I wiped a couple of times and then i thought might I have colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority other forms are sporadic you should meet with a genetic counselor to discuss testing options the age of your family members diagnosis is also important and if other family members had other gi/ gyn cancers as well. ...Read more

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How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage?  How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

A long time: Colon cancer is unusual in that it follows the "polyp-to-cancer" sequence. Colon cancer does NOT develop with a single genetic mistake from normal to full blown cancer like many others (breast, prostate). The process usually takes an average of 12 years. From stage to stage is probably a couple of years, The recent hullaballoo at the VA demonstrated that even a one year wait may not matter! ...Read more

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I want know the doubling time of colon cancer colo 320 dm in hours?

I want know the doubling time of colon cancer colo 320 dm in hours?

How much time is: Needed to double size , is difficult to tell , as so many other factors are invoked , in reported , slow growing tumor it is 620 days . All cancer cells do not grow in lab colo 320 ; 321 a type of ' line of colon cancer cells used to study effect of medications , cell death ( apoptosis) , in chemo- prevention of cancer as seen garlic has , diallyl sulfate which causes apoptosis of colo 320 cell. ...Read more

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Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Does 29 years old  can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Possible: Yes there is possibility . Please see gastroenterologist to be evaluate via colonoscopy . There are certain hereditary colon cancer that may associated with early age. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

Information: Usually not. Actually it is the opposite. Cancers of the colon ofte suppress the appetite. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live with colon cancer stage four and luekemia ?

For what length of time can you live with colon cancer stage four and luekemia ?

Everyone is unique: Most survival data is based on populations - 10s or 100s of patients with a similar disease who are tracked over time. That give percentages/probabilities/averages. However, every patient is unique, as medical professionals are finding out using genetics and personalized medical treatment. The listed diseases are very serious - be active in care decisions and do what is best for the patient. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer at your age. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/guide/understanding-colorectal-cancer-symptoms For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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A lady i take care of had dirreah couple times the past week and all of this week she's had no bms. Family history of colon cancer?

A lady i take care of had dirreah couple times the past week and all of this week she's had no bms. Family history of colon cancer?

Your question: Seems to be whether your patient has colon cancer. The only way to know for sure is to perform a colonoscopy. Short of that, fecal occult blood test is another option. Take her to her doctor and he will get proper tests, depending on her age and risk factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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