Colon cancer early detection

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Avatar f tn I have a mom that was diagnosed at 53 and died at 58 of colon cancer. She did not get routine colonoscopies. I just recently found out my Great Aunt and Great Uncle passed away from colon cancer. I'm still trying to confirm if they were sister and brother or from different sides of the family. Assuming they were sister and brother, but my grandparents did not get colon cancer and my mom did, does this make this definitely hereditary?
Avatar m tn Colon cancer is EXTREMELY rare in young people. It is normally due to an hereditary colon disease which is in our family. Even with the hereditary disease early detection can save your life! Take your health very seriously, if you don't and something is wrong, you will be forced to deal with it eventually, and probably not with good results.
1413243 tn?1281795471 My problems started like that and I was diagnosed with diverticultis...eventually it led to surgery for stage III colon cancer. Do not wait...early detection is what saved my life!
Avatar f tn I am awaiting my colonoscopy but am freaking out because I still have a week and a half until that. I do have a family history of colon cancer including my great grandma, two great aunts, my dads cousin, and my aunt who passed away at age 37 of colon cancer. I already had a fecal occult blood test done and it came back positive. I am curious to what others think??
Avatar n tn Polyps do bleed and they always turn cancerous. But when caught early they can be removed during your scope. Early detection is key to everything with our health, so don't let fear stop you from getting could save your life! The only way for doctors to know what is going on in the colon is to scope you so that they can view the inside of the colon and stomach. But hemorrhoids also bleed a lot and can be very let's not think the worst.
394052 tn?1203100849 My family has a strong history of cancer. Grandmother with breast cancer at 94, mother with colon cancer at age 73, uncle lung cancer, uncle stomach cancer, aunt with colon cancer, great aunt leukemia. These are all on maternal side. Brother now with prostate cancer at age 55 and me with stage 1b clear cell ovarian cancer at age 55 (no sign of disease now). I realize with older people and cancer, the docs have always told me, well they were just old enough.
Avatar f tn Keep getting tests, and be sure your children are tested early. Colon cancer is preventable with early screening, and very treatable with early detection. Good luck.
Avatar m tn In the past 15 years, a notable percentage in the survival rate of colon cancer patients have drastically increased thanks to these medical advances. Early detection of colon cancer through its symptoms leads to early treatment and a higher percentage in survival. Adults over the age of 50 are advised to have a colonoscopy at regular intervals to be able to prevent or treat colon cancer if ever the early symptom starts to appear.
203342 tn?1328737207 My dad died from colon cancer when I was 8. When I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at age 46, I did some detective work and discovered that I am the 4th generation of my family to have this disease. (My father, grandmother and great-grandfather all died from colon cancer!) I should have been screened for colon cancer from an early age.
Avatar n tn s health related issue (such as endometriosis or a kind of reproductive cancer) or if I have colon cancer. I am really scared because, if this is colon cancer, I have let it get way out of hand and it is probably past an untreatable stage. Can someone give me advice on what to do next?
Avatar f tn t have to go back for 3 years. I have a family history of colon cancer and rectal cancer. I had been going to a gastroenterologist for my previous colonoscopys and she had only found 1 of the adenoma's. Doc at MD Anderson found and removed the other 2. Very scary to think we trust these doctors and then find out they are NOT as thorough as we believe them to be.
Avatar f tn Early detection is very important in colon cancer, and despite what anyone tells you, it is not necessarily an indication of poor diet. Some people have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer. Be sure your doctor knows about your family history and get tested. It can save your life.
Avatar f tn The odds of having ovarian cancer is very low but early detection is key to treatment so keep on with the tests and getting this addressed. Let us know how it goes.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with colon cancer (sigmoid) invading into bladder wall as well as vagina. Had a colostomy (might be reversable in future) done prior to 6 week radiation and chemo therapy. Now my surgeon told me that strong possibility that I will have my bladder removed and about 3 cms taken from the top end of my vagina (had hysterectomy 8 years ago). Right now going thru CT scan, MRI and PET scan to determine size of tumor after therapy.
Avatar f tn This test will show an increased risk for Ovarian, Breast and Colon cancer, if someone carries the gene. The increase risk if testing positive for BRCA I and II is about 40 percent, higher than that for Breast Cancer. There would have to be a history of cancer (breast, ovarian and colon) in your family before a doctor would consider testing you.
Avatar m tn now that i think about it, i havent really seen anything online that has said blood in stool = foul smelling stool! and im sorry to hear that colon cancer is hereditary in your family. early detection is important, so i've read. if you dont mind me asking, what were some symtoms you can tell me that really stand out. but anyways thank you so much for your info and advice.
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Avatar f tn I applied for and got enrolled in our states early detection program for breast cancer. It is called womens health sources in our state. Then since I was enrolled and recived my id card on the same day recieved the dx of ER receptive breast cancer and needed treatment I was enrolled in the title 19 medicade program in my state so that I get the treatment I need. I guess diffrent states have diffrent programs that help with womend health issues..
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Avatar m tn I had surgery in Feb. 2011 for colon tumer and after biopsy 2nd.stage cancer was detected. Then I had gone trough chemotherapy os six cycle of Folfox 4. After completion of chemotherapy during check up a polyp (2mm) was found in colon. After six months PET scan has been done and no metastat was found. My age is 61 year. I go for walking daily morning for 40 minutes and also busy in my job. My weight is constant. I have no major problem.
167426 tn?1254086235 13, 2008) — Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a blood test with enough sensitivity and specificity to detect early stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ovarian cancer Results of this new study are published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The results build on work done by the same Yale group in 2005 showing 95 percent effectiveness of a blood test using four proteins.
877337 tn?1249844450 It was after I talked with my doctor that he referred me to a Gastroenterologist and a cancerous tumor was found in my colon. I ended up having major abdominal surgery which showed that the cancer had spread to some of the lymph nodes. I was diagnosed with stage III cancer and went through a tough 6-7 months of chemo treatments afterwards. I am now finishing my 2nd year of remission, but I would see a Gastro doc very soon. They can even do a non invasive fecal occult test to help diagnose.
Avatar n tn I have no history of colon cancer in my family, though I had a benign polyp removed about 4 yrs ago. I am diagnosed with IBS. I have no weight loss (other way around) but have been very stressed past couple of years. My toilet habits have not changed, I have had no fever. My stool looks normal shape and color (other than mucus and blood). I ma due for an endoscopy and colonscopy soon. But I want to know; is this most likely cancer?