Colon cancer nursing diagnosis

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Avatar n tn Going by the case history, I think that perhaps pleural cancer has resulted as a result of metastasis from the bladder cancer or from colon cancer. Metastasis means the spread of cancer. Cancer cells can break away from a primary tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. That is how cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. Metastatic cancers may be found before or at the same time as the primary tumor, or months or years later.
Avatar m tn After 3 months I had a severe diarhea and convinced myself that i had colon cancer. My doctor sent me for CBC, occult blood test, liver enzimes, ESR, tumor marker, ultrasound and finally a CT scan with oral contrast,Nothing was found, He told me i have IBS. The issue its that my abdominal pain continues and i tend to develop very loose stools.
Avatar f tn Hi - I am really sorry that you have received this diagnosis. I suggest that you type in colon cancer to google/yahoo and study some of the postings so that you are in possession of maximum information. I think you should make sure that during your discussion with your surgeon you understand whether oncology will cure the cancer or whether surgery is more effective.
Avatar n tn If you type in rectal bleeding to google/yahoo etc then you will find many sites that provide some background - this may be useful so that you are better informed when you next meet your doctors following the findings of the biopsy. Colon cancer ususally occurs only at the age of 40+. You don't state your age but if you are indeed in this age range and if you are unfortunate to have developed colon cancer then you have acted sensibly by seeking the earliest diagnosis.
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 m tn My Dad is 87 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Surgery was done removing 1/2 to 2/3 of his colon. Also has some cancer on his lung and liver, which wasn't treated. It has been 6 weeks since his surgery and he has had trouble with diarrhea and has been given a low dose of morphine to bind up his stool some. Started with pill form and now switched to liquid.
Avatar f tn As you have posted your question on the colon cancer forum, I suppose that you fear that this may be the cause. It is highly unlikely because colon cancer is very rare under the age of ~40. I suggest that you type in rectal bleeding to google and click on to one of the many sites - the Medicinenet site is particularly informative. From the description of your condition it sounds as if the cause might be one of the minor conditions such as anal fissure, haemorrhoids etc etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, Please remember that in medicine, there is a dictum that a diagnosis of cancer cannot be established without examining the tissue under a microscope. This means that the CT scan and other reports are merrely suggestive, not confirmatory. Please get an oncologists appointment, who may recommend a biopsy or an FNAC to confirm the diagnosis, and discuss various treatment options based on the results. In general, the earlier treatment is begun for cancer, the better the clinical outcome.
Avatar n tn I have been reading for colon cancer symptoms and I am thinking that the melanoma has spread. However I have not lost any weight, do not feel nauseaous, have not vomited, do not feel weak, my apetite is the same as before and I have another symptom that I haven't seen listed for colon cancer. I feel like if I had something inside my stomach(like water) and if I move I feel it move too. Does anyone know what this might be?
Avatar m tn Hello, At your age, chances of colon cancer are very less. Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Then varied symptoms occur depending on the site. These include change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, blood in stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely and weakness or fatigue.
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 This causes abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements.IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, i.e. once all other diseases of the colon like colitis, infections, tumors etc. have been ruled out, then the diagnosis of IBS is made. For IBS there is no cure. Depending on your symptoms, whether you have constipation or diarrhea or abdominal pain, your doctor will prescribe appropriate medicines to counter the same. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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 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?
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?
Avatar f tn My Mother is 78 years old suffering from depression, dementia, failure to thrive since losing her husband two years ago. She had colon cancer in 1995 and they removed a foot of her colon and surrounding lymph nodes without any other cancer treatment needed. She had a follow up colonoscopy in August 2001 and this is the only one she has had. She is refusing any diagnostic testing including labs as she has stated she is just wanting to die naturally.
Avatar f tn . Can CTs miss ovarian cancer, or could I have colon cancer and be missing it? Also, if it's actually in my colon, would Dr be able to recognize it during laparoscopy if it's not in ovaries? My quality of life lately is in the toilet and I just want to start feeling human again.
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).
Avatar n tn It is in anal canal and rectom. I have the same health dispisition as he.....his mother and sister both had colon cancer. Grandmother died....sister still fighting. I am 48.
447161 tn?1262923084 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. I described it to another Medhelp patient who was interested. Log on to:- I think that you should ask your specialist whether surgery is an option.
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 I will say that you 100% should have the colonoscopy, especially if you have immediate family with colon cancer. If the colon cancer is distant, like great uncles, 2nd cousins,etc, your chances of having it are less likely. Keep us updated, but remember there are tons of other issues it could be. As for the raised alt, I had the same. Mildly elevated AST and ALT, and come to find out it was because I lifted heavy weights 5 days a week.
Avatar f tn Can you tell me the symtoms of colon cancer? My husband has been bleeding for about 12 years on and off when he has a bowel movement. Is this something to be concerned with?
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?