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What is the cause of colon cancer?

What is the cause of colon cancer?

Multiple factors: Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk. Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary. ...Read more

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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


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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits(constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age??? ...Read more

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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

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Review of literature shows: 132,700 new cases diagnosed each year in the US. 93,000 of these cases are colon cancer and the rest are rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer is common and lethal. Five years survival rate varies from 93% for stage I to 8.6% for stage IV. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of breast cancer?

What is the main cause of breast cancer?

Good Question: But unfortunately there is no one good answer , 99% of breast cancers are in woman only 1% in men , first fundamental woman are exposed repeated assaults by estrogen/progesterone hormonal cycles , men are not. Beside genetic so many factors contribute to the genesis of breast , we all should hope some day we will find exact cure breast cancer , now only alternative is awareness , early detect. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the causes of colon cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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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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What is the cause of thyroid cancer?

What is the cause of thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer: The Mayo Clinic "www.mayoclinic.com" begins with the statement "It's not clear what causes thyroid cancer". That said, it is worth reading the on-line information. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

Surgery: Perhaps first endoscopic u/s, and depending on distance from anal verge chemo/rt before or after. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

Smoking: Although three are some common causes of lung cancer by far the most common culprit is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of cancer?

What is the main cause of cancer?

It is genetic accide: It is not possible to answer your question exactly they way you may like to see as we cannot pinpoint in any one individual, what caused his/ her Cancer. But on a population basis the causes are multiple, including smoking, excess use of alcohol, Aging, immune deficiency, virus infections and Chemical exposure to DNA damaging agents like Radiation from multiple sources. Overeating and Obesity also ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bone cancers?

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What is the main cause of bone cancers?

Very difficult: There is no one known reason for bone cancer. Still needs lot of research. ...Read more

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What could cause cancer of the liver?

What could cause cancer of the liver?

Multiple agents: Hepatitis b and c viruses, alcohol, toxin form fungus, aflatoxin, and cirrhosis from any cause. Metastatic cancer of the liver is far more common than primary liver cancer. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of prostate cancer?

What is the etiology of prostate cancer?

Not known.: There does not appear to be any specific etiology for this since it eventually appears in nearly all men if they live long enough. It is seen more today because testing picks it up more in asymptomatic men. Men often die without knowing they have it because they die of some other cause, and it may be found if an autopsy is done. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of the prostate cancer?

What is the symptoms of the prostate cancer?

None early on...: Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as: trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in the urine, blood in the semen, swelling in the legs, discomfort in the pelvic area, and bone pain. Some risk factors include advanced age and family history. Black men are at greater risk. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the cervix?

What is cancer of the cervix?

The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read more

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What is the cancer of prostate? 

What is the cancer of prostate? 

Adenocarcinoma: The most common type of prostate cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It is a malignant tumor of the prostate that can have varying degrees of aggresiveness. The more aggressive the tumor, the more likely it will spread and metastasize. ...Read more

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What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

HPV: Human papilloma virus has been identified as the primary reason of cervical cancer in > 99% of cases. That's why it is paramount for all sexually active women age 20 and older to have their pap smears done on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the vulva?

What is cancer of the vulva?

Female genital CA: Vulvar cancer can involve any part of the outside female genitalia(excluding breast) up to the inside of the vagina. ...Read more

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What is the cause of colon cancer?

Multiple factors: Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk. Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of colon cancer?

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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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What are the causes of colon cancer and how does it develop?

What are the causes of colon cancer and how does it develop?

Unknown: Uncertain as to what exactly causes any cancer, which is non-stop cell growth. Some risks are genetic, some are related to obesity, eating too much fatty foods, eating too much meat and not enough fruits and fibers, cigarette smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of colon cancer?

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for colon cancer? What are the causes colon cancer?

Rectal bleeding is c: Colon cancer can be entirely silent disease, producing little or no symptoms when early and localized to the bowel. So screening with colonoscopy in asymptomatic subjects is advised to look for polyps which are precursors of colon cancer. Rectal bleeding and abdominal pain can be symptoms of this cancer but they are often not early symptoms. The cause of colon cancer is not known. ...Read more

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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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What is a carcinogen tha may cause colon cancer?

Not known: The nature of carcinogen(s) that cause colon cancer is not known. Incidence of colon cancer is higher with increased intake of fats and low intake of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes colon cancer besides obesity?

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Can anyone tell me what causes colon cancer besides obesity?

Colon ca risk: Diet (fat, etc), alcohol/smoking (weak), ethnicity (aaf has highest risk), gender (man> woman), history of polyps, ibd, high risk genetic syndromes. Others, abdominal radiation, certain bacterial infection such as streptococcus bovis, etc. ...Read more

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What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

Not specific: Belching relayed to swallowing air, or some gastric irritation, or outflow obstruction with relief of stomach gas by belching instead if forward peristalsis. ...Read more

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With no family history of colon cancer and im 22 if I have poor appetite what is the chance it could be cause of colon cancer?

Highly unlikely: At your age, the most common cause of a poor appetite would be emotional, such as depression, anxiety, or tremendous stress. There are also medical conditions (like ulcers or bowel inflammation, problems in the pituitary, chronic infections or inflammations) that can decrease your appetite. Medications and drug use (like cocaine) can also cause a poor appetite. Please see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease. Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sensation of incomplete evacuation of bowls? I'm worried I have colon cancer.

What are possible causes of sensation of incomplete evacuation of bowls? I'm worried I have colon cancer.

Incomplete function: When one has a bowel movement they assume all fecal material in the rectum has passed. That is true. The bowel however has a storage area where fecal material accumulates before it passes to the rectum Just like the GB is a reservoir for bile the transverse colon may be loaded as the storage age and at the time of a BM has not completely emptied. Might need more time to empty bowel. Not Ca. ...Read more

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Would colon cancer cause one sided pain that comes and goes for a couple of days, every couple of months?

Not likely: The symptoms you described are not typical of colon cancer. Unless you have family history of colon cancer occurring at an early age, you may wait till you turn 50 to get a colonoscopy. You may wish to see a doctor for your symptoms and evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause cholecystitis?

Can colon cancer cause cholecystitis?

Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder(cystic duct) or liver(common bile duct) by growing directly into these structures and causing an obstruction. This can lead to cholecystitis just like that caused when the obstruction is caused by a gall stone. It is a more serious situation but i believe that I have seen it only once in my 36 year career! ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause abscess in the colon?

It can: If the cancer perforates the wall of the colon allowing feces to spill into localized area, an abscess can form. This more commonly happens with diverticulitis but can happen with cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can early stage colon cancer ever cause pain?

It can i suppose: But not likely. Pain from colon cancer is usually by intermittent obstruction or invasion of nerves, both advanced findings. Early colon cancers are usually asymptomatic and found on colonoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more