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Could chemotherapy be used to treat intestinal cancer?

YES. Yes, assuming you mean the large intestine (colon cancer). Small intestine cancer is very rare and yes chemotherapy has been used in this setting but we have limited data. Also it's important to note that not all bowel cancers require chemotherapy. The oncologist will help you decide on best option. Read more...

Is intestinal cancer treatable?

Often. Treatment and curability depends upon the stage of disease at the time of diagnosis. If caught early, these tumors are quite curable. If more advanced, they are all treatable, but the capacity for cure of more advanced lesions is dependent on several factors. Read more...

A friend of mine has been diagnosed with intestinal cancer recently. Is it treatable with much success?

Depends on stage. And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%. Read more...

My friend has intestinal cancer and its moving up to the colon. How can this be treated?

Colon cancer is. Quite common; small intestine cancer is not. Penetration thru the intestinal wall, and into nodes forecasst much higher risk. Established travle to far away sites (liver, lungs, brain) is much worse news. You can help by getting her to a center with a good team that knows and cares about her first, including her safety, and knowledge about the disease. Read more...

What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

Too broad. I think everyone is skipping this question because it is just too broad. There are many research trials and programs going on across the country for intestinal cancers, but there are so many different types of this cancer. If you can narrow this down...Someone may be abe to help you. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Intestinal cancer?

Lesion in mucosa. Lesions of bowel,especially colon, now believed to arise in a field effect in the mucosa of the bowel, small and large. A virus such as polyoma enters the mucosa and begins tansformation first with gene alterations leading to immortality and then to normal appearing cells beginning to produce immunogenic protein. One focus transforms faster to result in a clinical lesion while others are dormant. Read more...

How do I get screened for intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer. You are rather young to start screening for colon cancer, unless you have family history of early onset colon cancer. If you do not have such history you can wait to the age of about 50 to start screening. If you do have family history, then depending on the history, you may need blood tests to test genetic susceptibility and colonoscopy. Read more...

How can one get screened for intestinal cancer?

Colonoscopy, imaging. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and screening can take any and all of the following forms: fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. It is recommended that a screening colonoscopy be done at age 50, sooner if there is family history of early cancer. Read more...