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A friend's child was just diagnosed with colorectal cancer, is that a serious condition?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes: see colorectal
Yes.
I advise having him/her seen by a colorectal surgeon, who is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers. He or she will also take a family history to assess the risk of other family members. Most colorectal cancers are curable when diagnosed early; most do not require a permanent colostomy. Good luck to your friend and her child.

In brief: Yes: see colorectal
Yes.
I advise having him/her seen by a colorectal surgeon, who is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers. He or she will also take a family history to assess the risk of other family members. Most colorectal cancers are curable when diagnosed early; most do not require a permanent colostomy. Good luck to your friend and her child.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Yes, it is a serious disease.
Most common type is adenocarcinoma. Treatment will depend on the type and stage of the cancer. See your doctor and have a detail discussion on this. For more info- www.Nccn.Com , re- patient resource. Consider genetic evaluation if age is 40 or younger and/or if strong family history of cancer to rule out hereditary syndrome -i.e. Fap/hnpcc etc.

In brief: YES
Yes, it is a serious disease.
Most common type is adenocarcinoma. Treatment will depend on the type and stage of the cancer. See your doctor and have a detail discussion on this. For more info- www.Nccn.Com , re- patient resource. Consider genetic evaluation if age is 40 or younger and/or if strong family history of cancer to rule out hereditary syndrome -i.e. Fap/hnpcc etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Colorectal cancer
How old is this "child"? Over all the diagnosis is very serious and needs to be closely followed up with their doctors.

In brief: Colorectal cancer
How old is this "child"? Over all the diagnosis is very serious and needs to be closely followed up with their doctors.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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