What are the last stages of bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer. When it spread to other organs.
It depends. Bowel cancer can spread to the liver, lungs, bones, other parts of the abdomen, the brain, as well as in the bowel. If it is in the bowel, obstruction of the bowel can happen. Usually pain is severe and requires strong pain medications. Weight loss, liver failure, shortness of breath, confusion can all happen. I am sorry if you or someone you love is going through this.

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I had bowel cancer last year. Had op and permanent colostomy. Now looks lik it's back on my liver. Had scans and waiting for results. What can happen.?

Depends on the scans. If the amount the amount of disease is limited and nothing else is outside the liver, the tumor might be removed or treated with radio frequency ablation+ chemtherapy. Read more...
Cancer bowel. If that is the case you will have to go on systemic therapy which means chemotherapy. Options are folfox, folfiri, xeloda, (capecitabine) some new drugs, also find out if kras gene was mutated or wild type in your original cancer. If wild type, you can get Cetuximab or panitumumab as well. Read more...

Is bowel cancer lethal?

Depends. It depends. See my prior answer on colon cancer. The "bowels" can include more than colon cancer, but depending on the stage and other factors gi/bowel/colon cancer can be cured. Read more...

Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Somehow yes. There is some genetic predisposition in families with hx. Of colorectal cancer. Diet also plays a rol ( low fiber diet increases cancer). Familiar poliposis increases chances of colon cancer. Colon polyps may degenerate in cancer. Small intestine cancers are rare and difficult to find. In general there are families affected by cancers and families affected by atherosclerosis but both together too. Read more...
Bowel Cancer. Bowel cancer can be associated with a hereditary disease - familial adenomatous polyposis - an, in addition, there are families in which bowel cancer runs, striking members at an earlier age than the usual 50+ onset. If there is colo rectal cancer in your family, it is best to undergo a simple screening test at your age, even though you are below the age when colorectal cancer usually strikes. Read more...

I need some info about bowel cancer?

What part of bowels. Bowels could large or small depend on location small bowel could be in the beginning called duodenum or the middle called jejunum or the last part called ileum small bowel cancer very rare large bowel start with area called cecum then the right part of the colon then the transverse colon then the descending or left colon then the sigmoid and the rectum and finally the anus each cancer different. Read more...

What is bowel cancer and what causes it?

Cancer. Cancer is an overgrowth of abnormal cells, and can occur most anywhere in the body. Intestinal cancer can more commonly affect the large intestine or colon, but also stomach or small bowel less commonly. It is an adenocarcinoma. Causes are uncertain and can be genetic, eating fatty foods, not eating healthy fruits and vegetables, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, etc. Read more...

What cure rate for bowel cancer that advanced?

See below. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates. Read more...

Does a dukes bowel cancer progress to dukes 2?

yes. Duke's classification of colon cancer is relation of tumor to bowel wall , lymph node involvement ( and metastasis ) yes if untreated will progress to next stage . Read more...

What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

None. Early colon (bowel) cancer will have no symptoms. Microscopic invisible blood in the bowel movements can be tested for with a doctor's visit. Colonoscopy can find early colon cancers. Read more...