Cancer of rectum?

Yes. Yes, it is possible to get cancer of the rectum, and this can be a serious condition. If you have concerns about this you should get evaluated. To prevent, consider exercise, a healthy diet, a healthy weight, eating plenty of green vegetables, and getting regular screening. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider.

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I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc. But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

Odd question. The anus and rectum are essentially the same structure.You may look at the anus as a back door and inside something different, but we consider the terms interchangable. Yes, the cancer related strains of HPV can be involved in rectal cancer. Read more...

What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

Rectal cancer. Staging for rectal cancer depend on depth of tumor, nodal involvement and spread to other organs. Early stage( stage1), smaller tumor without involvement of nodes. Stage 2&3 deeper tumor and involvement of nodes and late stage( stage 4), when it spread to other organs. Read more...
4 stages. Stage i is a localized tumor without spread to other organs or the lymph nodes. Stage ii is a deeper tumor, into the muscular layers of the bowel or even outside the bowel, but not spread to distant organs or lymph nodes. Stage iii is a tumor that has involved the lymph nodes, but not distant organs. Stage IV is spread of tumor to organs far from the rectum, such as liver or lungs. Read more...

What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? Diangosis rectal ca pt1n0. Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?

Direct invasion? Yes, a rectal tumor can involve other contiguous structure by direct invasion without lymphatic involvement. "neoplastic lymphoid follicles" are lymphoid tissue or nodes with tumor involvement. Read more...
Unlikely. Cancer of the rectum can spread into cervix but only by local extension which is not the case here. I suspect the polyp in the cervix is unrelated to the rectal ca which is quite early in this case. But it should be removed and examined just to make sure that it is benign. Read more...

In what way can we differentiate between a rectal cancer from a normal rectum under CT scan?

Very Diffucult. A biopsy at the time of a colonoscopy is needed to diagnose rectal cancer. A ct scan may suggest some findings of cancer but colonoscopy with biopsy is need to prove it. Read more...

Cancer of the upper rectum. All organs seem clear. There are some early lymph nodes beside the lesion - around the stomach cavity. What does this mean?

Staging. When a rectal or colon lesion is evaluated for risk, we look at staging. This is determined by the size and extent of the primary tumor, whether lymph nodes are involved, and whether there are more distant metastases. The higher the stage, the greater the risk. Rectal tumors often are treated with chemotherapy and radiation before surgery if advanced. Positive nodes is stage 3. Read more...

What causes rectum cancer?

Many risk factors. Polyps can develop in the rectum and then can become cancerous if not removed. Risk factors for this include family history of colon or rectal cancer, older age, inflammatory bowel disease, western diet, smoking, obesity. Read more...
Several. Rectal cancer and anal cancer are different entities. Both may involve genetics, but risk factors include in addition, anal intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases such as condyloma, etc, similar dietary risks of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease. If you are at risk due to any of the above, pleaqse get properly evaluated by a specialist. Read more...