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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

Follow-up: It is impossible to make a specific recommendation without knowing what test was performed and it's specific finding. Nevertheless, I am 100% certain that the physician that ordered/performed the screening test has a follow-up plan designed for you. In general, if an abnormality is found by x-ray or occult blood testing, a formal colonoscopy is recommended. ...Read more

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Are some people more likely to get colorectal cancer?

Are some people more likely to get colorectal cancer?

Yes: There is a higher risk of getting colorectal cancer if it runs in a person's family, they have a genetic abnormality, and/or they have ulcerative colitis. There are likely others, but these are the ones that immediately come to my mind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get colorectal cancer when you're still young?

Is it possible to get colorectal cancer when you're still young?

Yes: Some people with inherited defects in dna develop colon cancer while young. They generally have a stong family history of colon cancer. ...Read more

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How does colorectal cancer on both sides affect what I feed my family?

How does colorectal cancer on both sides affect what I feed my family?

High fiber low fat: A diet rich in fiber and low in fat may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Screening colonoscopy at 40 or even earlier may be warranted with a strong family history. You should discuss the use of Aspirin or related drugs for prevention, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

Can be genetiic: Can run in the family but there is an increased incidence with age. That is why a colonoscopy is advocated over the age of 50. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many phases does the progress of colorectal cancer have?

Can you let me know how many phases does the progress of colorectal cancer have?

Growth: Colon cancer, like others, are graded according to stages. Stage 1 superficial caner. Stage 2 invasive cancer partially through the colon wall. Stage 3 invasive cancer through colon wall and spread to lymph nodes. Stage 4 is colon cancer spread to other organs (liver, lung, etc). ...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


Dr. Ravi Chand
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more