Colon cancer experiences

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Avatar m tn Puberty causes the colon to develop thousands of polyps that will turn to cancer if the colon is not removed. Colon cancer gets a lot of research, FAP not as much. I think making people aware of FAP is very worthwhile. I've lost 5 family members to it that include a son at 31 and a grandson at 18. Good luck in your chosen profession!
6443433 tn?1381417668 Now two weeks ago he went to the hospital because he was pouring blood from his bottom. After his colonoscopy he was told he had colon cancer again. His surgery us Monday and I am so worried because my grandpa is my world. I really want to know with someone his age what are the chances that he will make it through this surgery. The doctors don't know how far it has spread there just trying to get into him and see how far its gone. Can someone his age handle thus surgery.
Avatar f tn My mother has Diverticulitis and has had 2 surgeries, she is 48. My great aunt just passed from colon cancer, 2 of my maternal aunts have had sugery for Diverticulitis and at least 3 other relatives have passed from colon cancer. Recently I have had nausea and minor stomach pain, but for the last 24 hours I have had constant bleeding with and without bm. When I have a bm I pass clots up to the size of a half dollar. There is no pain.
Avatar f tn Last year (November) he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He has had all the checks to see if it has spread and so far it seems to be contained in colon. No signs of it in liver, stomach, bladder or kidneys etc. But doctor has still not staged it. He says staging can only take place during the operation for a definite staging. We are all very concerned about this and his operation is due in 2 weeks time. My question is is this sort of cancer a slow-progressing one?
Avatar m tn I may never know if mine is ovarian or colon cancer. The good thing about the colon dx is the availabilty of Avastin. I do feel it has helped me, though I have never had a full remission. I feel the reason the oxaliplatin was so hard for me is that I had I/P chemo prior with high doses of taxol and cisplatin. My body has had too much chemo and I couldn't handle the cold sensitivity oxali causes. Many handle it well. Not me.
Avatar f tn does coughing and wheezing more {as asmatic anyway} have any bearings on colon cancer
Avatar n tn This time she removed ovaries, all other tumors and had a colon surgeon remove a large portion of my upper colon. She feels that she got every cancer cell she could see. I am doing more chemo just to be sure. Since the surgery I have diahrrea anywhere from 6 to 30 times a day. It is just like water and slimey and sometimes there is undigested food in it. what I eat doesn't seem to make any difference. They did a c diff and culture on stool and it came back negative.
Avatar m tn Iron-Rich Foods, Iron-Related Genes and Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer). Iron-rich red meat - beef, pork, lamb - can increase the risk of colon/colorectal cancer. Cancerous cells are iron-overloaded (iron-rich, iron-saturated) cells. Primary tumors always develop at body sites of excessive iron deposits. Some might expect that since the vegan diet contains a form of iron that is not that well absorbed, vegans might be prone to developing iron-deficiency anemia.
Avatar f tn My grandmother died of Lung Cancer in 1963.My Grandfather in 1983 of Colon Cancer. My father past away from Lung Cancer,just like his mother in 1993. My mother past away from Breast Cancer in 2003. I am scared weather i will unfortunately suffer cancer like my families.
Avatar f tn Colon cancer can be extremely hereditary! My mother-in-law has 4th stage colon cancer and it was recommended to my husband and his sister to have a colonoscopy at 40 years old. He did and they found 1 small (3mm) sized tumor that was found to be pre-cancerous. His sister's result was clear. So, that's 50% chance right there. I agree with quinroxanne, be very vigilant! Good luck.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with colon cancer 8 years ago and they removed 19 inches of my colon at that time. Now, I had a PET scan done a few weeks ago and a spot (size of a lima) bean was found. I was sent to an orthopaedic doctor and he has discussed the scans with 4 radiologist and they will not commit 100% it is not cancer. So, now they ahve requested a CT/biopsy after a consultation with an Interventional radiologist next week. Do you feel this could be cancer?
987242 tn?1335490770 My endo specialist has always known I had bowel involvement, but the are finding something inside the colon, not outside. They believe it to be endo, though they have to mention cancer can have a similair appearence. Considering I've had this for over a decade, I doubt colon cancer. And yes I know endo normally involves the bowels, hence why I always had preps prior to surgeries.
Avatar m tn I wouldnt worry about colon cancer. From what you are saying it doesnt seem likely. My initial thought is that you have developed a food allergy. I suggest going to an allergy specialist and have them run a test. Until then, try keeping a food journal of everything you eat and drink, as well as how you feel and bowel movements. See if you notice feeling bad after you eat certain types of foods.
Avatar m tn My husband's 1st wife had colon cancer. It was discovered too late, & she passed away at the age of 24 saddly. Your symptoms don't sound like what my husband told me she had. She started having symptoms in her late teens... chronic constipation, stomach pain, etc. One day while she was away at college, she started throwing up really hard & thought she had a virus. She was staying really tired & just couldn't shake it.
Avatar m tn my husband has colon cancer and first pet scan came back 3.9 had it 2yrs before first visit to doctors how bad is 3.
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 n tn I took her to the doctor, but they are referring her to a specialist for a CT scan and a colonoscopy. Does this sound like colon cancer? If so, what should I expect? Is there anything else that it could be? I'm really worried about her.
Avatar n tn Can you describe the pain you feel? Abdominal pain is rare in colon cancer. Cancer of the colon and rectum can exhibit itself in several ways such as: bleeding from your rectum or blood mixed with your stool; fatigue and pale skin; abdominal distension; abdominal pain; persistent nausea or vomiting; unexplained weight loss; change in frequency or character of stool; sensation of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement or rectal pain. The duration of symptoms usually takes 14 weeks.
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.
Avatar m tn No one in my family has had colon cancer. Three months ago I was diagnosed with mono, which really brought down my whole immune system. I then had walking pneumonia. I had sinus infections in between too, which caused me to take many antibiotics. I have a severely sensitive stomach and the antibiotics ruined my stomach. Ever since than, I have been very nauseous, no energy at all, loss of appetite, and some pain in my left lower abdomen.