4 doctors weighed in:

Is it possible to have a bowel cancer and a stroke at the same time?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The pathophysiology of one has nothing to do with the other.

In brief: Yes

The pathophysiology of one has nothing to do with the other.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
Thank
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Stroke can happen related and unrelated to the bowel cancer.
Cancer will cause hypercoagulable state-that will increase risk for develpment of blood clots/thromboses. Bowel cancers on average more commonly occur at the middle age/older age group- the same age group where other conditions also happen - i.e. Hypertension, cholesterol , diabetes etc-which are risk factors for stroke.

In brief: Yes

Stroke can happen related and unrelated to the bowel cancer.
Cancer will cause hypercoagulable state-that will increase risk for develpment of blood clots/thromboses. Bowel cancers on average more commonly occur at the middle age/older age group- the same age group where other conditions also happen - i.e. Hypertension, cholesterol , diabetes etc-which are risk factors for stroke.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Why not?

Unfortunately, having one misfortunate does not confer immunity to other co-existing problems.
In fact, some illness actually contribute to strokes.

In brief: Why not?

Unfortunately, having one misfortunate does not confer immunity to other co-existing problems.
In fact, some illness actually contribute to strokes.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors