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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
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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
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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
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