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My friend says she has type IV colon cancer, and it is blood borne, so she is going to have chemo. What does it mean when it becomes blood borne?

Cancer begins. In one organ, but kills by traveling to others and detroying function. Colon cancer travels, either by blood or lymphatics, to the lover, bones, lungs and brain. Read more...
Not a blood borne . I think most likely your friend missunderstood about " blood borne". Colon cancer is not a blood borne disease. It is not infection. Probably she meant that the disease has spread beyond the colon to other organ through her lymphatic system or blood. Read more...
Spread via blood. This means that tumor cells have spread to distant organs or sites via the bloodstream. Read more...

I just moved my bowels and it was really hard coming out I saw a streak of blood. Worried its colon cancer?

Probably not cancer. blood streaking on a hard bm is more likely related to the local trauma of passing stool. blood mixed inside stool is much more concerning. I would recommend a bowel program using a high fiber diet and a diet supplement like Benifiber 3-4 times a week. When stools are no longer hard, if you still see blood, or if there is a family history of colon cancer then you should have a colonoscopy. Read more...