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Doctor insights on: Ulcerated Colon Stricture Cancer

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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski Dr. Moszczynski
Surgery
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,316 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Peter Sadow Dr. Sadow
Pathology
13 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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

Dr. George T Tsai Dr. Tsai
Surgery
23 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Are large polups in the colon as a rule cancer?

Are large polups in the colon as a rule cancer?

No: The nature of a polyp is more important. Size and shape may affect how it is removed and affect the rate of complication during polypectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby organs or structures, can spread to lymph nodes, or can spread to other organs through the blood stream. Their growth damages what they are attached to, and often cancers encourage new blood flow to themselves. Cancer can grow in the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Nancy Mckinney Dr. Mckinney
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
15 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Colon cancer any signs?

Colon cancer any signs?

Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S. ...Read more

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder Dr. Blackwelder
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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What cures colon cancer ?

What cures colon cancer
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Early detection!: The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection. So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should have a colonoscopy at age 50 to look for cancers or early cancers, usually as polyps. If you have a strong family history or certain conditions it is recommended you get earlier screening.Once detected, colon ca usually is cured by surgery, or drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Brewer Dr. Brewer
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What causes colon cancer?

What causes colon cancer?

Very complicated: Monoclonal theory says that just like we are a living thing, we are born, we have jobs to do and then we die, each cell has a similar cycle of birth, life, and death. Cancer occurs when a cell develops so many mutations that it does not follow that cycle and does not die but can still divide itself and hides from our immune system which is there to detect abnormal cells and destroy them. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Gold Dr. Gold
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How is colon cancer inherited?

How is colon cancer inherited?

Genes: Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis a this hereditary non polyposis gene (hnpp). There are also syndromes that make you susceptible to a variety of different cancers including colon cancer such as lynch syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What is terminal Colon cancer ?

What is terminal
Colon cancer ?

Stage IV: When the cancer has metastasized to other organs and there is no controlling it by medical or surgical means ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Whats the signs of colon cancer?

Whats the signs of colon cancer?

None really...: In the majority of patients (over 80%), colon cancer is silent. Symptoms and signs of altered stool pattern or appearance, weight loss, blood in the stool are often late manifestations of advanced disease. Unfortunately, these signs are nonspecific, and can present with many other GI issues--so don't freak out if you are experiencing them. Just get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Could it be I have colon cancer?

Could it be I have colon cancer?

Any symptoms?: It is very rare that you would at your age, but our med school had a scholarship named for a 26yr old med student who passed from colon cancer. If you are having symptoms, such as bleeding with bowel movements, unexplained pain or pressure, weight loss, or have a family history, or have other issues like inflammatory bowel disease, see your doc for some easy tests and go from there. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What r the signs of colon cancer?

What r the signs of colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Colon Cancer may have no apparent signs until late in its course, such as bleeding in the stool, early satiety, bowel pain or discomfort, a change in bowels (diarrhea/constipation/consistency of stool). That is why it is important to get your routine screening tests at age 50 or younger if with a family history, and see your dr for regularly scheduled visits. Also, Never SMOKE or QUIT if you do! ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Back Dr. Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
33 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What are colon or rectal cancers?

Cancers of lower GI: These cancers start from the lining of the lower GI tract, and usually are found when patients have blood in their stools or when the patient has a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman Dr. Kaufman
Surgery
25 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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What are the signs of colon cancer?

What are the signs of colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Signs or symptoms can include any of the following, change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation, change in the consistency of your stool, rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, persistent abdominal pain a feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely, weakness or fatigue from anemia. Also unintentional significant weight loss can be a sign. See your md if these occur. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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What are the causes of colon cancer?

What are the causes of colon cancer?

Combination : Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer. 70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a true inherited cancer and approximately 25% is familial type. Some risk factors include- inflammatory bowel disease, dietary habit ( processed red meat), dm, alcohol, growth hormone, obesity, cigarette, immunosupressant , age, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What are first signs of colon cancer?

What are first signs of colon cancer?

Maybe none: First signs may be non-visible 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are the risk factors for colon cancer?

What are the risk factors for colon cancer?

Heredity: This is the major factor that everyone agrees increases risk, but many colon cancer patients have no family history. Diet and especially meat eating have given contradictory results when studied. Ulcerative colitis and some other illnesses greatly increase risk. Screening is key to surviving colon cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What are the first symptoms of cancer of colon?

Varies: Early colon cancer is generally asymptomatic. Later stages may cause change in bowel habits, intestinal obstruction, anemia, weight loss and symptoms from metastases. Colon cancer is preventable by screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more