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Will I Have To Get Surgery And A Colostomy If I Have 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
If I have polyps in my colon, should I have genetic testing to see if I will likely have colon cancer?
Maybe, maybe not: Depends on family history of colon polyps, ca, other cancers, e.g. Ovarian, types of kidney ca, , age of affected relatives, your age, number of polyps, types of polyp. Most cases of colon polyps and colon cancer are sporadic (not hereditary). Discuss with your gastroenterologist and primary doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have had bladder cancer in may and breast cancer in june, can I still get the policy?
I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?
Not necessarily: It depends on where in the colon your surgery is and for what indication ie cancer or benign disease. Sometimes the colostomy is temporary as the surgery may be 'staged' into two or more operations. You should consult your surgeon regarding the specific indications for the surgery and alternative options. The majority of colon operations are completed without a colostomy. ...Read more
Can i take magnesium citrate for constipation if I do not have a colon? I have a j-pouch from and anastamosis.
What do you advise if i had to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when i was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?
Laparoscopy: Not entirely clear what you are asking, however your surgeon should be able to answer that question the best; laparoscopy has come a long way, and many surgeons are very fascile... It has proven great advantages over the 'large incision' surgeries in many fields, but remember that the final outcome eventually counts, regardless of the technique used... Best of luck! ...Read more
I have had laparoscopy and a wash out because I had a abscess on my ovaries and tube how long do I have to wait to be able to have sex?
Your surgeon should: This is basic information your treating doctor should have addressed if you asked! Anyway, you can resume sexual activity once your abdomen has healed and you are feeling well. Most people recover from surgery in 4-6 weeks...but it varies from one person to other. So use your judgement and check it out. ...Read more
Do you think my mom should have another surgery she is 95 years old the first surgery was a colon and they found a leak now they want to do a surgery ?
Not our decision: None of us can give you this answer. That would be inappropriate. If you were my patient sitting here I may explain what I would want for my own mother, but this difficult decision is one for your family to make. I believe strongly, as I stated earlier today, that you have the right to choose palliative care and not have to put her through any more surgery if she does not want it. ...Read more
I have back pain and want to know if itz because i waz a cesarean child and can a surgery be done to help me?
NO, get eval of back: Being born by a c-section birth process has nothing to do with back pain at 18 years old. You need to get your back pain properly evaluated and diagnosed, then the correct treatment can occur, most likely which any surgery would be the last option. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going to have a curettage operation tomorrow and i want to know if I have i have to stay in bed afterwards and the after effect of the operation.
Where?: Where are you having this operation and how extensive? Although it is common, the diagnoses and failed remedies prior to operation could help decide recovery period. Thanks. ...Read more
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Radiation: Now a days we have imrt (intensity modulated radiation treatments) that provide more intense, localized treatment to the organ or area that is receiving the radiation. If you are receiving radiation to your cervix/uterus or prostate in males it will keep the majority of the bladder well from getting exposed and also will push the large and small bowel away from the area of radiation. ...Read more
If cancer comes back in the same breast after having a breast-sparing surgery, will I need a mastectomy then? Will I be able to have breast reconstruction even though I have had radiation?
Yes: Yes to both. Since you can't have radiation twice in the same breast, most women need a mastectomy if the cancer returns after breast-sparing surgery. You have several reconstruction options after previous radiation, depending on how your breast tissue responded to radiation. Talk to a plastic surgeon about options. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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