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Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.

Colon cancer. Less likely. Colon cancer commonly present with GI symptoms first if any. Risk of colon cancer is determined by age, family history of colon cancer under age 50, personal history of colon cancer or polyps, and high risk genetic syndromes. Under age 50, the risk of colon cancer is relatively low unless with high risk features as above. However, if your pain persist, you should be evaluated. Read more...

20yo, with no family history of colon cancer, have soft stool for nearly my whole life, lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area, afraid it cancer?

Don't worry. Your concerns about the possibility of cancer are unfounded. Colon cancer usually presents in someone over age 50 with a change in bowel habits, decreased caliber of stools, detection of occult blood in the stool, or iron-deficiency anemia. Colon cancer doesn't usually present as some sort of pain. Read more...

On chemo for metastic colon cancer. Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Is neck usually scanned?

Not usually, but... Generally colon cancer spreads to the lymph nodes, liver and lungs, so those are the first organs looked at to see if it has spread or not. However, another symptom or physical finding may prompt a doctor to include another area of the body, such as the neck or brain. Read more...
Yes. There are multiple sites where metastatic colon cancer can appear. While the liver and lung are the most common visceral sites other than lymph nodes in abdomen , spread can occur to the left supraclavicular fossa. Troisier sign is the finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular neck node (Virchow's node). It is a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy draining the thoracic duct. Read more...