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Would Colorectal Cancer Show Up In Pelvic Ct Scan
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
I am required to have a pelvic CT scan once a year as follow-up to colorectal cancer treatment. Are double scans without and one with contrast needed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandfather had colorectal cancer, my brother who is only 31 has it as well. Should I be screened early for this disease?
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
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
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