Colon cancer end of life

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Avatar n tn What is the quality of life without your colon This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/235171'>Life after a total colectomy...</a>.
1280322 tn?1302780827 Ever since i have stopped my iron i have noticed that i dont really feel the need to have a BM and when i do its very small in size (not thin like pencil thin like one of the signs for colon cancer) and very little in amount. I have not noticed any blood. Im going to do the stool sample this Friday and im so nervous because im only 28. Everyone tells me not to worry and maybe im just not eating or drinking the correct foods to help absorb the iron.
1118884 tn?1338592850 Thanks for the reply. I needed to hear that a stoma is not all that hard to adjust to, in case it becomes necessary. Will continue thinking positively and working with body to keep healthy. Too many issues and I am in overload. Remember thinking that worries would be over once I healed from radiation burns. Realize now that healing is a process; body keeps changing. I will keep 3 month appts and try not to worry.
Avatar n tn Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum become abnormal and divide without control, forming a mass or tumor Physically active people may have other advantages that lower their colon cancer risk. And colon cancer can still strike active people; many factors affect cancer risk.
Avatar n tn told me he wants to take out my ballbladder ,2 sections of my liver, my right kidney and ascending colon and part of the traverse colon. He said he does not know hwere the cancer cells are and he wants it to be a one time shot. What will my life be like afterwards and what will the quality of it be.
Avatar m tn t go away so he went for a colon test and it came back that he had sigmo colon cancer and had a colon resection on 12/26/07 and now is going through CHIMO I have taken him to a cancer hospital in new york and they said the same they said here in Illinois.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if I should be worried about this and to check if it could be any type of colon cancer or if it is just the mono still affecting my system, since last blood test I took it was still in my system. Thank you!
Avatar n tn The past few days I have had some white, stringy stuff at the end of my feces. It's not a lot, and it's not all over, just at the very tip. And it seems to be very slippery and looks like ejaculation *** (I'm a straight male, so you can rule out what you're thinking). I don't have any other symptoms and it's freaking me out!!! I can't stop thinking about it every day. Any thoughts or concerns?? Please share!
Avatar n tn Date of first emergency surgery to save kidney and ureter? March 7. Date of second surgery? March 9. Date of diagnosis of Stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the retroperitoneum? March 9. Yes, it -- his colon cancer -- was slow in coming (about 10 years from polyp to stage IV -- and was something that could have been prevented with regular screening and care by a COMPETENT USA-based doctor (which sadly, my second husband lacked).
20846676 tn?1533691015 I take my meds on time all the time but still the same thing with the fatigue, then I had done some fasting appointments with my primary and was told I am vitamin D deficient and for the rest of my life I would have to take 2000 units of vitamin D every day which I have been doing thus far. The bleeding is getting worse and no I seem to be having these small lumps under my skin starting to develop around different parts of my body.
Avatar f tn and they did some test in office and he said my rectum looked completely normal. He said for my age (33) it would be less chance of colon cancer. They scheduled my colonoscopy and I didn't go... I could kick myself now. I am going to find a highly recommended gastro dr around here and go ahead and go.. I have been having blood in mine for about 1 year and a half. I am so scared to go. Afraid theyll tell me its too far gone. I am glad you went please keep us informed of how you are doing.
Avatar m tn I think I might have symptoms of colon cancer can some one please give me some info. here is my symptoms Pain in upper left abdonmon, pain in left side and back, constipation, loss of appetite, loss of weight, nausea, am a 26 year old male i am wondering could this be something else besides cancer and if so what else would cause this symptoms?
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 It can be a tricky business removing polyps in the ascending colon. There is no reason to panic. Colon cancer is very slow growing. In my opinion another colonoscopy in three months won't reveal much. Perhaps biopsies can be taken, but that still leaves unanswered questions. The one sure solution is surgery, and I wouldn't settle for anything less than the most experienced specialist in your area.
3189977 tn?1344898538 Turned out I had proctosigmoiditis. Just a small irritation at the end of my colon, near the rectum. To make a long story short , I suffered for about 6 years with meds and reacurring problems . eventually my entire colon was inflamed. I dreaded surgury, but I went to the lahey clinic and had a total colectomy... I just new i had to live with the bag for the rest of my life , so I dident dwell on it, once i found a comfortable bag ,it made life easier.
Avatar f tn t feel like I have gotten everything out after a bowel movement, which I struggle to have. What really scares me is that I have a history of colon cancer. My grandfather was lost to colon cancer. Please help!
1275487 tn?1270907817 I have FAP it is where polys have a 100% chance of becoming Colon cancer and my colon removed to try to prevent it. If its in hes genes he does have a 50 50 shot at passing this down to any children.
Avatar m tn s side was my grandmother and her colon cancer (there are five living children of grandma no cancer) and the only cancer that I can think of on my mom's side is my great grandmother had breast cancer in her 70s.
Avatar m tn At your age, unless you have a family history of Colon Cancer it would be quite rare. Stop reading about Colon Cancer online as it will only stress you out! Go to your doctor and get checked out. Could very well be hemorroids and IBS, or other non-life threatening diseases. Either way get it checked, but Colon Cancer would be quite rare.
Avatar n tn Hi. You probably don't have colon cancer. The narrow stools are very non-specific symptoms and could indicate various conditions, but is more likely due to lack of dietary fiber and constipation. Although colon cancer can happen in people who are 25 years of age, they usually have a strong family history of cancer. People who have colon cancer but don't have a significant family history of cancer (called sporadic cases) usually have them after age 40.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have had my gall bladder removed April 2020 due to ascending colon cancer with the tumour adjacent to the liver and suspected invasive (it wasn't). I am now suffering from fatigue, depression, lack of energy, mood swings, lack of concentration, noticed short term memory loss etc. During my cancer battle (now in full remission) I was diagnosed Iron deficient and anemic. Those immediate conditions have cleared.
Avatar f tn The colonoscopy is recommended for you, though, because it IS so good at detecting a variety of problems, including cancer in the bowel, which colon cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer you can get, by the way, the success rate is very high.
Avatar m tn well since I last wrote. husbands chemo seemed to go well. tumor marker went from 2400 to 10.2 as of april 16,2013. Pet scan show no activity except where tumor was. all along they said they would remove tumor. they went in on may 1 and ended up not removing tumor. surgeon said cancer was widespread in abdomen and pelvic area. all he ended doing was looping other end of colon closest to stoma (that he already had) . now he is very sore, I'm guessing from surgery.
Avatar m tn My father had a tumor removed from his colon 8 months ago that had broke through the wall of his colon. He went through 6 months of chemotherapy and 2 months after his chemo regimen ended he developed Malignant Ascites in his peritoneal cavity. The doctors have said that his cancer has spread to the peritoneal cavity and this is causing the build of of Ascites. He had had the fluid removed through parecentesis several times but it just keeps coming back.