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Doctor insights on: Why Does End Stage Colon Cancer Cause Hypercalcemia And Hip Fracture

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Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...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


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Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Several reasons: Calcium levels in blood are regulated by parathyroid hormone (pth). Some colon cancers make a substance similar to parathyroid hormone, which can increase calcium levels in the blood. Another possibility is that the cancer has spread to the bones, releasing calcium into the blood. ...Read more

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Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?

Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?

Swelling & cancer: Thigh high compression stockings may be helpful but will not treat the underlying condition. Diuretic pills could also be used in this situation. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.

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Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Less likely. Colon cancer commonly present with GI symptoms first if any. Risk of colon cancer is determined by age, family history of colon cancer under age 50, personal history of colon cancer or polyps, and high risk genetic syndromes. Under age 50, the risk of colon cancer is relatively low unless with high risk features as above. However, if your pain persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Well at your age?: Listen, you are still young but all is possible. First however you need a good examination of your hip. Any pain when you move it? If nothing there than based on the clinical examination, severity of your pain, lab test, an abdominal ct, colonoscopy etc. Etc. Should be down\e. But first the hip is to be examined. First go to a primary care doctor he may refer you to specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in hip and leg with colon cancer?

Why do I have pain in hip and leg with colon cancer?

Concerning : Leg pain could be associated with colon cancer. You should see your oncologist and should get appropriate imaging for the area that you have pain in. This pain could also most probably be muscle or skeletal pain but since you have colon cancer you should get checked out. ...Read more

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20yo,with no family history of colon cancer,have soft stool for nearly my whole life,lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area,afraid it cancer?

20yo,with no family history of colon cancer,have soft stool for nearly my whole life,lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area,afraid it cancer?

Don't worry: Your concerns about the possibility of cancer are unfounded. Colon cancer usually presents in someone over age 50 with a change in bowel habits, decreased caliber of stools, detection of occult blood in the stool, or iron-deficiency anemia. Colon cancer doesn't usually present as some sort of pain. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for someone who had radiation for hip cancer and now has a hip fracture?

What is the prognosis for someone who had radiation for hip cancer and now has a hip fracture?

Fair: Radiation and tumors will weaken the hip and can predispose people to fractures. If the cancer has been eradicated, the fracture should heal with proper treatment and surgery. If the cancer is still present, the hip can be stabilized but cancer treatment must continue. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle ...Read more