Colon cancer growth rate

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Avatar m tn form where you develop fewer polyps at a slower rate. Both eventually both require that the colon be removed but with AFAP you can often make it till 60 before having to have it removed. Your GI doctor should have suspected this right away. Have you had a parent develop colon cancer at a young age? You need to have FAP ruled out because there are many facets to it that you need to be aware of.
974371 tn?1424653129 Have a friend that is about 82. He had surgery fop or colon cancer about two years ago. He has been on some type of Chemo and oral meds since. Was told on one CAT scan, it was stable. Last CAT scan showed rumors had gotten bigger. I don't have many details. The doctor has stopped the Chemo and Cancer meds. Said he discussed it with some board and no other treatment suggested. I find this hard to believe! Can't they do surgery again to remove the rumors?
Avatar f tn I am terrified of having colon cancer well actually having colon cancer that has gone too far... I just wanted to let you know ( those who know my anxiety) that I am going to get done.. wish me luck!!! and good outcome.
Avatar n tn Hello, Unfortunately hair loss is one of the side effects of chemotherapy. Treatment of colon cancer depends on the stage of cancer. Treatments may include: • Surgery (most often a colectomy) to remove cancer cells • Chemotherapy to kill cancer cells • Radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissue It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar f tn My mother in law have colon polyps and they checked it its not cancer, they took some off while they did the exam and told her to come and check it after 2 month, when they check it after 2 month they saw more polyps that grow in the colon this time about 8 mm and the other from before was 3 centimetre and they said they cant take it no more because its keep growing, what do you think the cause for that and why it keep growing and what we can do for that?
Avatar f tn Hello, Indole-3-carbinol is used for prevention of breast cancer, colon cancer, and other types of cancer. It is used in abnormal development and growth of cells of the cervix but for vulvar growth or lesions, whether it is useful or not is still in clinical trial phase. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer with the primary tumor in the hepatic flexure (where colon lies close to the liver). He died in 8/2009. He previously had no symptoms of colon cancer ie: blood in stool, weight loss, nausea,vomiting. So obviously his cancer was missed or it grew from a polyp to stage 4 cancer within this 3.5 years.
Avatar n tn Hello, Narrow stool may be a sign of narrowing or obstruction of the colon which may be due to a benign growth of colon or due to colon cancer. In addition, irritable bowel syndrome may cause irregular stools that alternate between normal and either constipation or diarrhea. Such stools may also be narrower than usual. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn It is not a waste of time to go to a GI specialist with such symptoms so they can check you for colon cancer and also for a blockage of your intestines. If caught early, the cure rate for colon cancer is considered quite good, whereas if caught late, the cure rate is quite dismal, humanly speaking. And having nothing but mucus is definitely not a healthy thing. Your bowels need to move. Please don't wait.
Avatar n tn There is a family syndrome - hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer HNPCC where family members have a high rate of those three cancers.
447161 tn?1262923084 I was also surprised to read that a colon cancer growth has been identified after only 9 months prior to which a clear colonoscopy test was achieved. I think that you should probe this further. Surgery is also a possible treatment for colon cancer and this is supposed to be effective as long as the cancer has not spread. I underwent a total colectomy almost five years ago - not for colon cancer - but for torrential diverticular bleeding.
Avatar f tn My 77 year old mom recently had emergency surgery to remove part of her colon on the right side that had died. At the ER they did a CT scan. The radiologist thought she had colon cancer and also noted she had duodenumitis. The surgeon did not think it was cancer but maybe diverticulitis because of her severe pain. Thankfully it was not cancer. The pathology report said it was ischemic colitis.
492898 tn?1222243598 Also, my 18 year old son has had many x-rays because he often injures himself. His father died of colon cancer, and I had it, even if we were the first in our families. how great is my son's risk?
408448 tn?1286883821 My dad died from advanced prostate and colon cancer. His dad died from rectal/colon cancer at a very young age. Cancer does run in our family. No test can convince me otherwise. The nurse congratulated me after giving me the results. She said now you won't need to worry. I am still worried for my girls and grandchildren.
Avatar f tn My friends' husband has been diagnosed with colon cancer. They found a tumor that is very low in his colon. They have removed the tumor but, have discovered that it has spread to his longs. The are telling her that he has T3N1M2 and that it is a blood born cancer. She asked that I try to look this up for her and (because I talk about this site all of the time) she asked that I ask you guys. Any information would be beneficial.
Avatar f tn No, it can't. But there was a reputable study done on taking aspirin daily helps prevent the growth of polyps. Gastroenterologists are well aware of this, and I would ask yours about the aspirin regimen. I'm not sure if it's 81mg or higher. But all medical conditions need to be considered before starting any aspirin regimen over 81mg. Doctors have for some time recommend 81mg daily for the heart, and it was from this that they learned how it affects the growth of polyps.
Avatar n tn That being said, not all cancers present with obvious symptoms. If caught early enough, colon cancer is very, very treatable.
Avatar f tn Hi, we have FAP in our family, my husband died from it at 32, my son was diagnosed at 16 and had his colon removed and we lost him to a Desmoid Tumor (another facet of FAP) at age 31. My youngest son was diagnosed at 12 had his colon removed and is 39 now. He has several polyps in his duodenum which they have been watching for years. They normally don't become malignant in this area but can. My grandson was diagnosed at 10, and we lost him last year at the age of 18, also to a Desmoid.
Avatar f tn My husband and I are in our 50's and I found a brown growth on my bottom. WHAT! is THAT? I'm thinking...Turns out my husband had HPV many many years ago, is this possible it is from then? Turns out I now have growths around the entire area after having one removed. Now i am going to a colon specialist. The stories I have been reading terrify me. I have 2 grown children and a very special grandson! I don't want to die?
Avatar f tn Hi, The chemotherapy could improve symptoms and may extend survival. In general, the one year survival rate would be increased by about 10% or so. What is a bit crucial is what does less than healthy mean? As cancer advances, it affects daily more and more. How much the cancer is affecting daily living are among the things considered when planning the treatment.
455110 tn?1205964069 This is not necessarily true....not ALL pregnant woman get shiney, thicker hair. Not to mention, just because they're vitamins, doesn't mean they can't be harmful to you. Prenatal vitamins have things that pregnant women need....otherwise, we'd just be told to take regular vitamins. I also recently saw a study linking too much folic acid when you're not pregnant to an increased risk of colon cancer. Prenatal vitamins have higher doses of folic acid...
Avatar f tn I too have rectal bleeding and first did an occult blood test (positive times three) before agreeing to the colonoscopy. A colonoscopy, if you are cleaned out properly (which I learned I wasn't, so now they ordered a barium enema) is good for the doctor looking for polyps and more and he/she can actually go ahead and remove polyp(s) if found for biopsy. I became convinced to do the colonoscopy, even though it had not been ten years from the last one (I'm in my 30s).
Avatar m tn They are usually trained to perform surgery for early colon cancer, pancreatic and stomach cancers and even liver surgery. Many surgeons in this subspecialty have not had alot of experience with ovarian cancer.Or it is possible that your mother's doctor has had special surgical training for ovarian cancer (you should ask him how many case of debulking surgery (cytoreductive surgery) for ovarian cancer he has done.
Avatar f tn Hi, you cannot male decisions on pathology report alone. First of all, whenever you get a path report indicating cancer, ALWAYS ask your doctor to send the glass slides to a major cancer center with good pathology department for a second opinion. It looks like your tumor is in situ and slow growing one (well differentiated and no lymphovascular invasion are a good thing, but again, these findings need to be confirmed by a second opinion).