Does the medication tricor (fenofibrate) increase your risk of colon cancer?

Not reported. Tricor (fenofibrate) is for cholestrol, & triglyceride reducing agent, use of it may cause liver problems ( cirrhosis ), kidney problems, gallbladder problems with upset stomach etc but causing colon cancer is not reported.

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Does the medication tricor (fenofibrate) for high triglycerides increase risk of colon cancer?

No. There were concerns decades ago about Clofibrate but they came to nothing. I searched the nih database for the past 20 years and found nothing, and it makes no sense biologically. If it did, the research piranhas would have grabbed it up -- it's all about trying to discover and prove something. The fibrates have saved many, many lives and i would not be concerned. Read more...

Will avastin (bevacizumab) increase survival significantly for metastic colon cancer with liver mets? Is it a risky drug

Slight benefit. Bevacizumab (Avastin (bevacizumab)) is one of those drugs that is extremely expensive and often has limited benefit. Patients with metastatic colon cancer who received Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy lived 1-2 months longer on average than those receiving chemo only. Because it has marginal benefit but costs ~$30,000 the U.K. Health Service won't pay for it. It can cause skin rash, bleeding or wound healing problems. Read more...

GI problem. I am 68, male and had my retum removed due to colon cancer. After the removal I had loose stools and went on Immodium for 8 years. I recently heard hat this medication may cause dementia. I looked for an alternative, but could not find one. I

Diarrhea. you can try lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) Read more...
Listen, Ron. In a way, I'm sorry that after a cancer cure, you would still be so distrustful of scientific medicine. I found the "pop" claim about imodium, (loperamide) which we've used for decades, causing dementia on a doctor-bashing site and it looks to me that it's made up out of whole cloth. Any physician who could show there's a risk would have his science career made; nobody has. Don't let crooks trouble you. Read more...

So im 19, been taking medication for depression. Loose stools and constipation occasionally but no blood in stools and no nausia. Is it colon cancer?

Antidepressants. Unlikely. Antidepressants are known to cause some people significant constipation.On the flip side, if you miss a dose or two then you can have the reverse by having a few loose stools as part of "withdrawals".Make sure to take your medicine as recommended by your physician. Talk to them about the issues with your bowel movements, they might recommend starting a regular stool softener to help, . Read more...

Do hemmroid flareups increase your risk of colon cancer?

Unrelated. hemorrhoid flare up produces problems with bleeding or the equivalent of thrombosed varicose veins in the rectum. Cancer in general is related to a viral infection from an organism like the polyoma virus that infects a field in the area of colon/rectum that leads to genetic alterations leading to malignant transformation of the involved cells. Read more...

Does lactose intolerance increase your risk of colon cancer?

No, but . . . Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest milk sugar as one gets older (except for northern europeans), does not increase cancer risk. However, vitamin d deficiency is suspected to be a risk factor for colon cancer. Dairy is the main food source for vitamin d and calcium, but many lactose intolerant people avoid dairy. Instead, they should drink lactaid lactose-free milk and take more vitamin d. Read more...

Does celiac increase risk of colon cancer?

Not clear. But, celiac is linked with increased risk of small intestinal cancer and lymphoma. Colon cancer has has mixed results in studies but probably has no significant increased risk. Read more...
No. Most studies found that it does not increase risk for colon cancer. But it does for other type of cancers, such as small bowel cancer or lymphoma. Read more...
Probably not. Patients with untreated or poorly treated celiac disease have higher incidence of lymphoma of the small intestine. Read more...

Can insoluble fiber increases risk of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer. There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority most forms are sporadic there are also multiple environmental and dietary risk factors for development of colon and rectal cancer. Low fiber and high fat diets have been shown to increase risk of this disease. Read more...

Can a colon infection raise your risk of colon cancer?

Ulcerative colitis. Some colon infections can increase the risk of cancer of the colon such as crohn's disease of the colon and ulcerative colitis. Most other no. Read more...
Possibly. There is a high prevalence of colon cancer in patients with streptococcus bovis bacteremia. Whether or not it causes colon cancer does not seem to be known. But patients with >10 year history of crohn's or ulcerative colitis, familial polposis symdromes, and a diet high in animal fat do have inccreased risk for colon cancer. Read more...