How does colon cancer cause ascites?

If spread. Usually doesn't rarely can spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity or obstruct the liver.

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How does colon cancer cause diarrhea?

Potassium wasting. Your colon ordinarily is involved some in ridding your body of potassium, and some colon cancers and infamously the "villous adenoma" precancer can pump large amounts of potassium solution into the gut. And any obstructing lesion can cause intermittent constipation and diarrhea. Best wishes. Read more...

How does colon cancer cause constipation?

Obstruction. Cancer can obstruct the flow of fecal matter in the colon and the obstruction may become severe enough to cause obstruction. The cancer may be ring shaped and encircle the colon or may form a large mass and block the flow of intestinal contents. At your age, constipation is unlikely to be due to colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

Does colon cancer cause pelvic pain that radiates down the front of my thighs?

Colon cancer. That is confined to the colon would not do this. If spread to bones or nerves or nerve roots, it could. It would be very unlikely as a presenting symptom. Read more...
Not usually. This would not occur from an early stage colon cancer. If you get screened as recommended with a colonoscopy then no colon cancer should be able to grow large and quick enough to cause these symptoms which would result from a tumor invading into nerves and spreading to other parts of your body. Read more...

Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Can if. It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or diarrhea due to the tumor. But rectal cancers or anal cancers can indeed cause pain during and after the evacuation. Read more...

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses. Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. Read more...

What are the causes of colon cancer and how does it develop?

Unknown. Uncertain as to what exactly causes any cancer, which is non-stop cell growth. Some risks are genetic, some are related to obesity, eating too much fatty foods, eating too much meat and not enough fruits and fibers, cigarette smoking, etc. Read more...

Can chronic constipation cause colon cancer?

DIET NOT constipated. Not constipation per se , but diet may a factor: diets high in whole grain, fruits, and veggies have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, but fiber supplements have not been shown to prevent colo-rectal cancer. Excess red meats and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk and cooking meats at very high heat may create chemicals that might increase cancer risk. Read more...
Indirectly. Constipation is typically caused by a diet low in fiber. Eating whole grains, fruits and vegetables regularly (fiber sources) can lower your chances of developing colon cancer. Read more...