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Villous Tumor Of The Colon
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malignant cells forming a discrete mass that can spread. Originally thought all Ca's of colon arose from polyps but now found that there is a transforming field effect in bowel where certain sites become polyps, not all converting and other sites, Cancer ...Read more
Small and about 5%: Other than for congenital polyposis the majority of lesions arise in a field effect initiated by the polyoma virus. Contrary to the belief that adenomatous polyps convert to malignant polyps and then Ca this occurs in about 5 % of pts. 95% arise from premalignant cells in the viral or carcinogen field. ...Read more
No: There is no cause and effect related to colon cancer and constipation. The malignant process takes several years to develop, possibly initiated by a viral transfection of normal colonocytes. Premalignant cells progres, as a time related process. Once tumor is present, if allowed to grow at a site where stool becomes well defined, the narrowing of the bowel produces constipation. ...Read more
What sorts of foods should a person eat or avoid following an operation to take out a colon tumor?
It can: If a tumor enlarges it can lead to an obstruction. If the obstruction persists, than a perforation can occur. Also it not necessarily the size of the tumor, it is how far it penetrates through the bowel wall. Another important reason to have a colonoscopy when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it possible to have the symptoms of colon cancer and have a tumor that is benign or non-cancerous?
A 72 year old man is diagnosed with a 7cm primary tumor in his colon, which has spread to the liver. Which of?
Get all options: The standard of care for colon cancer with liver metastases has changed radically now that molecular typing of these tumors is available. I will assume this was done. A frank talk with an honest oncologist is due, and there is talk of cures depending on the molecular type. Get all the facts, and remember that comfort-measures-only is also an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean lymph nodes negative but 3 nodules found around the tumor , is it possible that other nodules might still be in the colon?
Satellite tumors can: Occur around the primary, but nodes are separate entities. The size, location of the tumor, penetrance through the bowell wall are important. The node dissection and patholgy needs to find > 13 nodes for evaluation; fewer leads to uncertainty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a lipoma tumor removed from right sigma of the colon and they say there's side effects to going wrong im unsure what effects, help ?
Error: The story you present is missing some important detail. Lipomas are benign tumors, don't need to be removed. I've never heard of one presenting symptomatically in the colon. All surgeries have potential complications. I think you have or present incomplete or erroneous information. ...Read more
If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?
What would b classed as terminal colon cancer , ie how many tumors (mets) in the body, how big etc ?
Organ failure: Number and size of lesions does not determine terminal disease. Many colon lesions recurr in mid abdomen as extensive lesions producing bowel obstruction. Others present with multiple peritoneal seeding. When end organ failure develops that can't be relieved by colostomy or liver replaced to produce jaundice that can't be relieved by stent then patient is entering terminal state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer