Colon cancer of the cecum

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The tattoo marks the spot where the polyp was and can be seen at the time of surgery. If the area was not tattooed and you do need surgery, you may need to have another colonoscopy before the surgery to find the scar and tattoo the spot. Again, I'd encourage you to see a colorectal surgeon, who can do the colonoscopy as well as the surgery. He or she can go over all the options with you and help you make your decision. Best wishes.
I remember seeing it on the monitor during the colonoscopy and it appears to be right at the end of the colon near the appendix. 3. If the Ileocecal valve is removed what are the long term health implications and prognosis? Will I have to continually take antibiotics or go on a strict diet? 4. Why wasn't this polyp discovered during that colonoscopy four years ago, by the same doctor? Is it easy to miss? 5. What else should I be concerned about? 6.
I had a CT scan of my abdomen yesterday and met with the doctor today. He said the scan revealed a 2 INCH mass, not mm or cm in my cecum and recommended a colonoscopy right away. He mentioned the dreaded "C" word (cancer), as I had a CT scan of my abdomen approximately 8 months ago and this mass was not there. Should I be concerned? What else could it possibly be? I would appreciate honest answers quickly. Thank you all so very much!
Even that was very risky for him, and we were told that it was probably not a cure, but would hopefully retard the progress of the cancer. And it did buy him a few months. But one of his tumors was near the hepatic artery, and they nicked something, and he began bleeding after leaving the hospital and had to be re-opened for more surgery. Keep in mind, the ablation is only an option while the tumor is small. So, if that is your choice, you cannot "watch and wait" terrribly long.
There are two forms, one is where thousands of polyps develop in the colon between the age of 8 and the teen years. With the attenuated form, polyps develop slowly and just a few at a time. With one cancer develops by their late 30's, the other by their 40's. It is very rare for one your age to develop polyps. Is there any history of colon cancer at a young age in your family? I'm sure your doctor has already asked you this.
They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.difficile =/) I have looked up the chances of having colon cancer and I understand that I am at a greater risk because of a couple of factors, like Crohn's and multiple polyps. But also I know that it is unlikely that i have it due to my age and the size of the polyps themselves.
At this point they want to do expoloratory surgery in which they will remove the part of the intestines where the bleeding is occuring. My friend does not want to have this surgery because the physician said there would be a possibility of him having to have a colostomy bag. (he already has a bag from his bladder removal) Would this be standard procedure? Do you know the likelyhood of him requiring a colostomy bag? Do you know of any alternative treatments?
However, although you have reservations, it may be impossible to do the surgery any other way depending on exactly where the ulcerations are located. Certain areas of the lower portion of the small intestine and the whole of the large intestine aren't very well vascularized. That would mean that they would have to take out enough of the bowel to be able to have sufficient blood flow to the whole area that is left after resectioning.
I had a mass found through a Cat Scan that was in the Terminal Ileum, where the small intesting hooks up to the large intestine. They were unable to get to it through a colonoscopy because of where it was located. Since there was some restriction they opted to do surgery and remove and biopsy it. I also had the stomach cramps, nausea, etc. for months. The biopsy showed fibrous scar tissue with ulceration that looked like a classic case of Crohns Disease.
1) The decision to remove the entire colon would depend on the size, pathology, and location of the polyps. The chance of cancer would depend on the histology of the polyps - some adenomatous polyps may be more prone to develop into cancer than others. 2) A colectomy can be done laparoscopically, however given the size of the excision, it is more likely an open procedure.
It can map out the colon and detect cancer. I have an apparently long and twisted colon; the endoscopist could not get by the splenic flexure, so all I had was a sigmoidoscopy. Your doc got further on you. When I recently asked about barium enema, he said it was too thick for my colon and might not work. So he suggested gastrografin instead. You might want to do some reading or ask the doc if it might be safer. You may have to drive farther to find a center that does it.
also found some nodular lesions in the last part of my small intestine (terminal ileum) and they turned out to be benign. I do not have any family history of colon cancer and am 48 yrs of age. What would be my best option? Please advise. Thank you so much.
Therefore this was withdrawn and the gastroscope was advanced to this level and then on to the cecum. On withdrawal from the cecum bowel prep was of good quality. The vascular pattern throughout the colon appeared normal. On withdrawal no polyps or masses were seen. There were a moderate number of diverticuli noted in the sigmoid colon. There was some focal edema and subepithelial hemorrhage in the mid sigmoid colon suggestive of probable diverticulitis.
If they did surgery it probably would be a laparotomy, because of the size of the tumor and the other areas with prossible tumor. Each case is very individual and needs to be considered looking at what is the best they can do for the person. Make sure she is involved in the decisions and is aware of what is going on. See Susan's post above. All my best to you, this is a very difficult time, with lots of decisions to be made and not enough information yet.
No polyps, diverticula, or inflammatory changes of the colon were seen. The sigmoid colon in particular appeared quite normal. Examination of distal rectum revealed some nonspecific mild erythema and mild friability which in this clinical context is consistent with some minimally active ulcerative proctitis. ". Two biopsies of the stomach for "for rapid urease testing, rule out H. pylori.. These were negative for H. pylori.
From what you've written, I'm not at all suprised that everything just goes straight through your body. Since the colon is the organ that removes water from waste, and you don't have all that much colon left, you're going to have a certain amount of diarrhea. Next problem - your severe pain. I think it's a great idea that your docs are checking for narrowing at your various anastomosis sites.
I had a colectomy September 2004 (a third of my colon removed) because of a growth in my cecum. It turned out I didn't have cancer but it was TB of the colon. Eversince I had the surgery, I had diarrhea (literally it's like water coming out of me), eating would immediately send me running to the bathroom. I have recently seen a gastro-enterologist and he wanted me to try this medication which he prescribes to other patients and seem to work for them.
Whith the loss of (probably) the terminal ileum and some portion of the large colon/small colon, one of the things you will experience is the lack of a 'valve' that allows for measured amounts of contents to move from the end of the small intestine into the large intestine. You may find that you have more frequent bowel movements or fecal material passage into and through the large intestine. It it sometimes referred to as 'dumping' issues.
I do understand how you feel right now but I recommend that you discuss the results of the PET scan with your attending physician. The lateral right colon may refer to the cecum, ascending colon or part of the transverse colon. The CT scan would indeed be very helpful in determining the diagnosis. Take care and do keep us posted.
The CT scan of the abdomen is to look to see if the polyp involves the deeper layers of the colon or extends into adjacent structures. If the biopsies show any evidence of cancer or if the CT scan shows any involvement of the deeper layers of the colon or involvement of adjacent structures then surgery is recommended to remove that part of the colon. The 'pillow sign' is a maneuver that is done to see if the polyp is a lipoma (benign fat-containing polyp). Best, Frank Farrell, M.D.
Hubby's scope went for over an hour because he has polyps all over the first part of the colon on the right side (the cecum). The Doc resected the biggest one and sent it to pathology. He's pretty sure it's benign, but wants to recheck that entire area in 90 days. The polyp was a kind of flat one, and the cecum tissue is very fragile, so there is a definite possibility of the wound area rupturing over the next couple of days. If that happens, he'll need an emergency bowel resection.
Hi, if you are able you should get a second colonoscopy by a different GI. Cancer of the Cecum is rare with about 15% of cancers starting there. Symptoms are bleeding, a feeling of fullness, feeling like you need to have a bowel movement but can't. The symptoms are vague so you definitely don't want to wait around trying to figure out if this GI did indeed see something...it's not worth the risk.
Is there a history of colon cancer in the family? A lot of things determine how often you should be scoped for polyps. The fact that you are developing them with frequency would lead me to believe that you need to be very vigilant with it. You need to talk with a GI doctor to get a thorough answer on this. Best of luck to you.
1) the doctor is confident that the polyp was removed completely, 2) the pathologist does not see any cancer at the margin of the polyp that was attached to the colon (which would suggest that cancer was left behind), and 3) the cancer is histologically (under the microscope) "less aggressive" looking. Your dad's risk of colon cancer is approximately double the general population once an adenomatous polyp is found.
She had a cecum resection that removed the ascending colon and 6 in of the small intestine. There was a tumor in colon that had attached to the abdominal wall. She also had a nodal in the shoulder area (lymph) removed that was malignant. She has elevated CEA and CA19-9. Her oncologist started her on chemo 5 weeks after surgery. She had 6 treatments and then he repeated her PET/CT He is continuing her on chemo for another year? Is this the norm?
On the other hand, collapse of part or all of a lung may be caused by a blockage of the air passages or by pressure on the outside of the lung. Lung diseases, obstruction, and even tumors may need to be ruled out. It is best that you discuss the results with your doctor for proper diagnosis. Take care and do keep us posted.
THe caecum is a region of the intestine at the start of the large bowel. Neither ultrasound nor a standard CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis are optimal at imaging the colon. There can be many causes of thickening such as bowel muscle contraction, inflammation including infection or cancer. The colonoscopy will allow direct visulisation of the bowel wall and if necessary biopsies can be performed.
The colon tumor was small and had not gone out of my colon....the liver tumor was small and right on the edge (2cm) I think. The Dr. removed both and was optimistic. I started chemo and my original number of 9 went down to 6 and then to 2 and 3 almost immediately. I had my last tumor marker in September. I had another this last week and it was 19.9 and a backup the next day and it was 20.2. I go in next week for a full body bone and body scan.
When should I be concerned about colon cancer or other serious conditions. My father had colon cancer at the age of 74. Nothing prior to that and no other family members have cancer. Any suggestions???????????
also if somebody can give me a proffessional oppinion of what might be causing my problems? stomach cancer? colon cancer? ibs? gastrititus? chrons? inflammation of stomach lining or colon?
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