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What Are The Symptoms For Each Stage Of Colon Cancer
Here are some...: Every life event including colon cancer not only is a process of lifelong making, but displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Likewise, for colon cancer, at its early stage, no symptom but incidental finding found on routine colonoscopy; at its late stage, gross colon bleeding or bowel obstruction may evidence; at its middle path, symptoms are in between. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
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
If symptoms appeared and you have been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, how lng did you had the cancer since it started in your colon?
Many years : it usually takes 10-15 years for a polyp to grow into a cancer including stage IV cancer - but much of this also has to do with the person's age, family history and other factors. some cancers can certainly be a lot aggressive than others. but definitely a number of years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunate: This can happen and does so more often than we'd like. Doesn't effect function till later. ...Read more
Information: Unfortunately many cancers, particularly those in the abdomen, do not cause symptoms until they are far advanced. ...Read more
None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more
Depends on location: If right sided may present with anemia (common). If large, some patients present with obstructive symptoms that require a bowel diversion. If metastatic can present with weight loss if extensive. One of the most common is detection of blood in the stool when a physician performs a rectal exam. Many variations of presentation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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