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White Blood Count Colon Cancer
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
Does colon cancer always cause anemia? My GI doc thinks i'm cancer free because the blood count is good.
Am very curious to know in colon cancer will there be a change in blood count, platelet, rbs & WBC or others may be more or less.Can it be a symptom!
Would abd ultrasound and full blood count show something is wrong possibly colon cancer? No blood visible only loose stool. Diagnosed with ibs.
Loose stool: At your age colon cancer would be very rare. Abd US and full blood count are not the best tests to screen for colon cancer. A colonoscopy would be the better test. If your tests thus far are normal but still have symptoms, I would see your doctor for further testing. Colonoscopy would be the best test as I stated before if all other tests were normal. ...Read more
Yes: The white blood cell (WBC) count is unrelated to colon cancer risk or presence. Colon cancer can be screened for by a variety of tests including stool blood (fob), stool dna, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy. See your md for screening recommendations individualized to you. If you have symptoms that is not screening, but diagnostic. ...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
Guaiacs-: Are actually tests of thin films of stool to discern if there is hidden blood beneath visiblity, so-called "occult blood". It is a great screen, that if positive leads to a closer, less comfortable, more expensive test: colonoscopy. After 50, you get one per decade without occult blood in stool! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Establishes baseline: You will almost certainly have normal liver functions, blood counts, and cea at present, but these will be monitored into the future. Any change can be an early sign of cancer recurrence, so continue to get checkups! I have had many patients who neglected their cancer follow up and died as a result. ...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
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