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What does it mean to have colon cancer? My aunt wants to know.

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Colon cancer

Most common type is adenocarcinoma.
Treatment will depend on the type and stage of the cancer. In early stage -curative surgery and plus minus chemotherapy ( chemo is recommended for all stage 3 and some cases of stage2); chemotherapy /biological therapy for advance stage. Radiation in few cases. See your doctor and have a detail discussion on this. For more info- www.Nccn.Com , patient resource.

In brief: Colon cancer

Most common type is adenocarcinoma.
Treatment will depend on the type and stage of the cancer. In early stage -curative surgery and plus minus chemotherapy ( chemo is recommended for all stage 3 and some cases of stage2); chemotherapy /biological therapy for advance stage. Radiation in few cases. See your doctor and have a detail discussion on this. For more info- www.Nccn.Com , patient resource.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
IT is best to avoid the diagnosis of colon cancerby getting routine, regular colonoscopies starting at age 50!!
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Colorectal cancer is one of the few that is almost totally preventable by having appropriate screening with colonoscopy.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Colon cancer

Bad diagnosis. Can be treated if caught early.
Usually requires surgery. May need other forms of chemotherapy/radiation depending on location and extent.

In brief: Colon cancer

Bad diagnosis. Can be treated if caught early.
Usually requires surgery. May need other forms of chemotherapy/radiation depending on location and extent.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The colon is the

Last stop before the rectum. Its job is to squeeze out water, and concentrate content into formed stool.
The bacteria there form gas: the source of flatus and diverics. Polyps canbe familial or out of the blue as pecursors to invasive cancer, the goes to loal nodes, and then to liver in metastasis. Subtle or overt bleeding can be checked in stool samples, and colonoscopy q 10 yrs past 50.

In brief: The colon is the

Last stop before the rectum. Its job is to squeeze out water, and concentrate content into formed stool.
The bacteria there form gas: the source of flatus and diverics. Polyps canbe familial or out of the blue as pecursors to invasive cancer, the goes to loal nodes, and then to liver in metastasis. Subtle or overt bleeding can be checked in stool samples, and colonoscopy q 10 yrs past 50.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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