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Young Colon Cancer Patients
How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?
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
Depends on location: The simple answer is that it depends on the location. While this is a gross generalization: right sided cancers present with dark bloody (almost black) called melanotic stools and anemia. Ledr sides rumors typically present with a bowel obstructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does chemo work: Chemo refers to a multitude of drugs. Just like any drug or medicine we take everyone will react differently to that drug. I know some people who are so sensitive they fall asleep with an aspirin. Cancer cells are unique to each patient and are really just a part of you that are growing out of control. For some pts chemo will work, while for others it may have no effect. ...Read more
Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tract. Small, asymptomatic cancers can be found by screening colonoscopy. Larger tumors may cause changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation/change in consistency of stool), blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, weakness/fatigue, persistent pain ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do here , chemo
Not working and 3 mets in diff places in colon cancer patient ? Do I have no option left ?
Clinical trials: In the US, search clinicaltirals.gov. EG, "metastatic colon cancer" "open studies" "interventional studies" gives 245 studies ongoing: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=metastatic+colon+cancer&recr=Open&no_unk=Y&rslt=&type=Intr&cond=&intr=&titles=&outc=&spons=&lead=&id=&state1=&cntry1=&state2=&cntry2=&state3=&cntry3=&locn=&gndr=&rcv_s=&rcv_e=&lup_s=&lup_e= ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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