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What Kind Of Doctors Treats Rectal Cancer
Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more
My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have rectal cancer. Can you tell me the symptoms?
See a specialist: Symptoms can include rectal bleeding associated with your bms, a change in bowel habits, a change in the caliber of your stool, (narrow stools), rectal pain and most important, no symptoms whatsoever. A physician can feel a rectal mass which raises one's suspicion. The diagnosis can be made and confirmed by a colonoscopy performed by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whichever is...: ...The most advanced (higher stage). That said, i would venture that stages being equal, you have better odds with rectal cancer. Also, rectal cancer can be detected earlier in a routine colonoscopy and will likely cause symptoms earlier than lung. Don't get me wrong, some people do survive lung cancer and some die of rectal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 rectal cancer two spots in lung and one on ovary doc wants to do chemo why when I read survival rate is very low for stage 4 that has spread.
Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there something you want to do? If not, I'd be surprised and frankly disappointed. A frank discussion is in order with your physicians and those who love you. Then whatever decision you make will be the right one. ...Read more
It can be: Cancer is where a cell literally becomes immortal and does not die but can still replicate itself. Genetic mutations cause this. Most genetic mutations that cause cancerous cells happen after we are born, but rarely we can inherit a bad gene. Construct a medical family tree and if colon or rectal cancer affects 2 or more across 2 generations and 1 is less than 50 must talk with doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have been dignoss with rectal cancer, have been treated with radio and chemo, suregent say's he need's two inche's to not perform have been dignoss with rectal cancer , have been treated witn radio and chemo, surgent say's cancer is to low and must peform
Although: Some lesions are amenable to saving the anal sphincter, but very low lesions require removal of the anus and a permanent colostomy. Although the anus can be spared the result may not be satisfactory, with frequent stooling, which in some cases leads to the patient being home bound. The goal of surgery with neoadjuvant chemo/radition is a cure! retaining the anus and not a cure is not a great resul. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many: Variables such as age, frequency, amount and other symptoms to answer this. That being said most rectal bleeding is not due to cancer in general. Mark my words, no amount of bleeding should be ignored. See your doctor and get a referral to a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor and be safe. ...Read more
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