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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
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?
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