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What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

Usually great.: Usually patients are able to make a great recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer, but it depends on multiple factors. The main determinants are the stage of the cancer, and how healthy the patient is before the operation. For patients whose tumors have not spread to lymph nodes there is about a > 85% chance of surviving 5 years. Spread to other organs significantly decreases survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37?

What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37?

Low: Chances are low, but this is not impossible. If you have a strong family history then the chances go up. Most people don't need any screening for colorectal cancer until age 50, or 10 years younger than age of diagnosis for your relative. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 30-year-old male having colorectal cancer? Exactly how many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in this age group?

What are the chances of a 30-year-old male having colorectal cancer? Exactly how many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in this age group?

Unlikely: With knowing just your age, rest assured, it's very unlikely. Generally speaking, colorectal cancers are one of the cancers where routine screening is known to improve survival rates. The recommended screening schedule depends on your risk level and is outlined nicely here: http://bit.ly/2nexSdl
If you are still pretty worried, a longer talk with your Doctor may help. Try not to stress too much ...Read more

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What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37? I have hemrroids for the first time in my life.

What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37? I have hemrroids for the first time in my life.

Low: Fairly low, unless you have a first degree relative with colon cancer early in life. If you develop symptoms that are unusual for simple hemorrhoids, you should have additional testing. As always, if things don't go the way they're supposed to, go back to your doctor for the next step in the plan. ...Read more

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I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

Under age: 50, about 4/100, 000. After age 50, it goes up sharply. Unless you have ulcerative colitis, multiple polyps, or any condition that increases your chances, you don't need to have a conlonscopy until age 50. ...Read more

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Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer? If so, how significantly?

Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer?  If so, how significantly?

No: Often many colon and rectal cancer patients initially thought they had hemorrhoids because of symptoms such as rectal itching and rectal bleeding. If you are experiencing any new signs of rectal bleeding, no matter what your age, you should consult your doctor immediately. Colonoscopy to screen for cancer advised age 50 however may be sooner depending on individual risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare that a teenager would get stomach or colon cancer. Increased chances would more likely involve colon cancer, with in an inherited familial colonic polyposis syndrome. ...Read more

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Mom is 52. Smokes 2-3 cigs a day. Does she need to get screening colonoscopy even without symptoms? What are chances of colorectal cancer?

Mom is 52. Smokes 2-3 cigs a day. Does she need to get screening colonoscopy even without symptoms? What are chances of colorectal cancer?

Needs colonoscopy : Studies have shown that all normal-risk individuals should have a screening colonoscopy starting at age 50 and repeated at least every 10 years if no polyps are found. All polyps should be removed. If there is a positive family history for colon cancer, screening should start at an earlier age. There is about a 5% lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

It is possible: It is certainly possible. Some of the familial polyposis syndroms don't necessarily have to have a family history to be present. ...Read more

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30 yrs old.ObeseMale.Intermittent red blood on stool & paper.Sore/burning anus after BM.BM urgency.Mild ABD pain.Chances of colorectal cancer?Tests?

30 yrs old.ObeseMale.Intermittent red blood on stool & paper.Sore/burning anus after BM.BM urgency.Mild ABD pain.Chances of colorectal cancer?Tests?

Chances of : Hemorrhoids / anal fissure are much greater and more common, you want to be seen by a general surgeon for evaluation, start with your primary doctor for primary assessment and referral , good luck ...Read more

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Colorectal cancer causes?

Colorectal cancer causes?

Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a diet low in fiber and rich in fats may increase the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I think I have colorectal cancer?

I think I have colorectal cancer?

Reason?: Unless you have a family history or other predisposing factor you are probably too young for colorectal cancer. If you recently noticed a change in bowel habits or blood in stool get a GI checkup ...Read more

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How fast does colorectal cancer grow?

Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors. Here is a good review on colorectal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Yes, but uncommon: About 150000 new cases of colon/rectal ca in us/yr. 90% are age 50 and up. + family history, especially of early ca increases risk. Longstanding ibd increases risk. Certain (rare to uncommon) genetic syndromes increase risk. Check your family's history, see your doc. ...Read more

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What ages does colorectal cancer affect?

What ages does colorectal cancer affect?

It varies: Colon cancer can strike from the 20s and beyond, but is much more common in people in their 50s to 70s hence the recommendations to not routinely do colonoscopies in people before the age of 50. Colon cancer that presents before 60 is often genetic whereas after 60 is more likely due to environmental factors like smoking and red meat. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

Large bowel cancer: Colon and rectum form the large intestine (large bowel). Cancer of the large intestine is generally called colorectal cancer. Specifically, cancer of the colon is colon cancer. Cancer of the rectum is rectal cancer. People over 50 should have screening colonoscopy or occult blood test. Treatment for stages 1, 2, and 3 are mainly surgery. Chemo is for stages 3 and 4, and some stage 2. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is colorectal cancer?

Can you tell me what is colorectal cancer?

CRC: It is cancer of the large intestine (which includes the colon and the rectum, the part labeled #5 in the illustration). It is the third most common cancer for both sexes and one of the few for which there is successful screening methods. Usually starts in a polyp and can be associated with several inherited traits. ...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


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more