Does colon tumor cause perforation?

It can. If a tumor enlarges it can lead to an obstruction. If the obstruction persists, than a perforation can occur. Also it not necessarily the size of the tumor, it is how far it penetrates through the bowel wall. Another important reason to have a colonoscopy when needed. Hope this helps.

Related Questions

Can recurrent UTI cause by colon tumor?

No. Unrelated. Need to consult with GI dr or surgeon if you pass blood or black tarry stool perrectum. Also if there has bee an appreciable change in texture of bowel movements. This would be related to ruling out bowel tumor & not to recurrent utis. Read more...

Does colon tumor lead to diverticulitis?

No. Colon cancer does not cause diverticulitis. But you can develop diverticulitis independently while having colon cancer. Read more...
No. Two separate diseases, but they can present the same way. Diverticulitis does not cause cancer and cancer does not cause diverticulitis. Any patient seen and treated for diverticulitis should be treated and then screened for cancer with a colonoscopy. Read more...

What sorts of foods should a person eat or avoid following an operation to take out a colon tumor?

No special precautio. Simply eat healthy. Avoid excess of saturated fats which come from meats and dairy products. Healthy foods are plant based and are low in fats. Fruits and vegetables with each meal are important part of a healthy diet. Read more...
No change. Generally I do not have my patients on any special diet after colon reaction. Just watch out for constipation if you take a lot of pain medications. Read more...

Would a CT show a malignant colon tumor?

It might. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis with IV and oral contrast may show a colon tumor, but not always. Ct colonography is a relatively new technique that is not performed everywhere, but it is better than standard ct scans for detecting colon cancer. Currently, colonoscopy is still the best way to evaluate the colon for cancer. Read more...

If a liver met is ablated and there is a aortocaval node, primary colon tumor already removed. How many yrs can a person survive?

Enormously variable. no one can say with certainty how long an individual will live. Statistics are available for AVERAGES. (Consider:the average Briton has one testicle.) Usually I advise "ask your doctor," but even your doctor can't answer this. Read more...