Can a colon inflammation lead to colon cancer?

Possibly. Long-standing colonic inflammation as seen in chronic ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer and is a known risk factor for colon and rectal cancer. Patients with pancolits (involving the whole colon and rectum) should begin colonoscopic surveillance after 8 yrs of disease and left-sided colitis after 15 years.
Ulcerative colitis. Is classic for doing this, and regional enteritis less likely to do it. Uc can be modulated medically for many moons, but when it lurches out of control, colorectal surgery can eliminate the offending organ and stop the evoluton to cancer. Diverticulitis does not carry this association. All that i mention can cause cramping, pain and bloody stools, and need to be distinguished.

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What can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient? Can chemo cause this?

There are many. Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. Read more...
Reduce the drug. The primary approach to treating metastatic colon cancer is systemic chemotherapy. A problem is that all rapidly dividing cells respond and many drugs result in inflammation and frequent diarrhea. Drugs lile Vectibix (panitumumab) are extremely toxic to bowel. The bowel microbiome is destroyed as well as the mucosal lining. Level of meds must be reduced so the end effect on normal tissue is minimal. Read more...

My Dr. Said I had inflammation in my anus put me on cream. Was better now I saw blood on stool again. Nervous is colon cancer I am 41 no history of cc?

What tests? What tests have you had so far? If he/she did a rectal exam and saw for example hemorrhoids then that's probably why you had cream prescribed. However, if you have a family history of colon cancer, or the medication doesn't work it is then a good idea to pay a visit to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Follow up with your doctor as well as recommended. Read more...

Dr. Says I have inflammation in anus that's why see streak of blood in stool. 41 still worried colon cancer no family history of it though. Do I worry?

Get examined. You won't be able to calm down until you've got a colonoscopy. Go for it. A streak of blood in the stool is almost always from having passed a hard stool and getting a small tear, rather than from colon cancer. On the other hand, your concern is indication enough for a real exam. Read more...

After stage 2 colon cancer surgery. My colonoscopy revealed inflammation and blisters at the incision. Can I drink na beer.?

Probably. Even with inflammation at the sight of your surgery, and occasional beer probably will not hurt it. However, you should discuss this with your surgeon or gastroneurologist before tipping one back. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Anything in moderation should be fine. You should discuss the ulceration with the surgeon who performed the surgery though. Read more...

Belly pain for 1 year. Cat scan and upper scope. Showed inflammation in stomach. Constipation also. Ibs. But worried colon cancer?

Very small chance... ...Given that you're 34 years old, but nothing's impossible. You may want to review the many healthtap answers regarding causes & cures for lower abdominal discomfort, but your best reassurance will come from your doctor after further appropriate exam & tests prove unremarkable. Be well--. Read more...
Constipation. Has the gastroenterologist addressed your complaint of chronic constipation? He/she can give you dietary advice. Good fluid and fiber intake is important. Taking a gentle daily bowel stimulant like senokotS could help. To assuage your fear of colon cancer a simple flexible sigmoidoscopy in the office would be helpful or you could undergo a full colonoscopy. Read more...

I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can I test for cancer this early?

Probably not... At 23, you should pay attention to what and how to eat a healthy foods such as those with less sugar, fat, and salt, with more vegetables and fruits, with less junky foods, with more nuts, beans, etc. Besides more exercise, better sleep, and no overindulgence and obsession for everything we do in life, will help live a long happy life. As to concern for family history of colon cancer, ask doctor. Read more...