Will colon cancer make me lose my hair?

No. Some chemo therapeutics cause hair thinning, but not the cancer.
No. The disease does not, however certain chemotherapy drugs used in treatment can result in alopecia.

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What do you suggest if my grandma has been diagnosed with colon cancer will she loose her hair?

No. Just having colon cancer does not cause hair loss. If surgery is performed, depending on the nature of the lesion, chemo may or may not be used. Post op adjuvant chemo could be given and under those circumstances . Here, depending on the drug used, the hair follicles can be effected to cause of hair loss. Read more...

My grandma has been diagnosed with colon cancer Will her hair fall out?

Possibly. When dx of colon cancer made, resection of primary is essential even if mets such as to liver present. In liver, chemoembolization indicated. If chemo given to shrink colon lesion first, FOLFOX usually given. It produces nausea, low white count lasting short time. Occassionally if sensitive, hair will be lost. Using a band on forehead or an ice pack can then diminidh chemo to hair follicles. Read more...

I've got in my head that I have colon cancer, but GI says he doesn't feel lump I feel in rectaum?

Need endoscopy. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, early stages colon cancer is curable. If you think you feel lump in the rectum, you should have good examination, stool for presence blood &its products, endoscopy. Stromal cell tumors are in the wall of rectum, need endsonogram. If you are a female, rectocele may feel like a lump to you. Ask your doctor to give you better explanation. Read more...
Get another opinion. If you are not satisfied with one doctor's opinion, you are entitled to get a second opinion. Read more...
Colonoscopy. Colon is over a yard long and cancer can develop anywhere along the line. Lack of lump in rectum does not exclude colon cancer. You may wish to discuss, getting a colonoscopy, with your doctor. Read more...

My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and. No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

Very unlikely... At 22 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider. Read more...
Unlikely you have cc. Loss of appetite can be caused by many reasons, but with your age and lack of family history, it is extremely unlikely. I would see your doctor if it persists or if you have unexplained weight loss. Read more...

I have been having lose bows is it something to be concerned with especially because my mom had colon cancer?

Loose Bowels. Most common causes for new diarrhea are dietary changes, emotional distress, medication side effects and infection. If you cannot rehydrate adequately, have blood, losing weight, or are over 50years old then seek urgent care. If diarrhea persists for over 5 days, or if it occurs many days for a month or longer, then a physician will need to begin a work up to determine cause. Cancer risk is low. Read more...

Too worried - losing too much weight I'm chemo for metastic colon cancer as no appetite. Is 1 stone a lot to lose in 7 weeks?

Chemo. If a stone equals 14 pounds then over 7 weeks is not out of the ordinary if your undergoing chemotherapy. I would supplement ensure or protein shakes to slow down the rate of weight loss. Also if you have access to marinol, or mariguana these can increase you appetite. Have your oncologist evaluate you for these medications. Read more...
See below. If your oncologist has not been able to help you improve your appetite with medication you may ask him/her if cannabis(medical marijuana) is appropriate for you. Studies show that it increases appetite and thus the pleasure derived from sharing good tasting food with friends and family. It may also calm anxiety and improve sleep and mood. It may not however prevent continued weight loss. Read more...

I have a long family history of colon cancer, every bm is diarrhea, I'm losing weight and in severe pain, but I'm under 30. Could I have colon cancer?

Yes. Best to get these symptoms fully evaluated. You may need a colonoscopy for a definitive diagnosis. Although it is unusual for someone your age to have colon cancer, it is not impossible. Losing weight with severe pain means you need to know and not guess. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. Read more...