Colon cancer outlook

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Avatar n tn Hi mrsjoy, Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased likelihood of developing cancer with a life time risk of 3% to 5%. But patients with left side disease ( as in your case) are at LESS RISK. Surveillance for cancer should be done. But it is generally deferred until 15-20 years after the diagnosis if the disease is only left sided ( yours is a left sided disease).
Avatar n tn if the staging of colon cancer is pt3nomx what does it means?And is chemotherapy required in this stage?
Avatar m tn I had Colon/rectal cancer last year, Had surgery, chemo, radiation, found 8 nodules on lungs(nov07) NOW Today 17 dec CT scan shows more spots and some have grew to at least 6mm.I've been off chemo 6 months. What can they be? metastasis?. Whats the outlook here. NON smoker ever, NON drinker x 7 years, excellent health. Fair diet .
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!
Avatar f tn That is such a worry that she has colon cancer at the same time, my mother had colon cancer as well but that was 20 years ago. Tell your mother to remain mentally strong so she can fight this, my mother meditates every day so a positive outlook is very very important, please let us know how she gets on, my prayers are with you.
Avatar n tn Since you have abdominal and back pain, you could opt to have the mass removed surgically, and they can do a biopsy to rule out cancer. And while they're in your abdomen, they can look for other irregularities, like a blocked duct perhaps. In the meantime, low-fat diet is best for a pancreas that isn't working like it should. And I don't know this for a fact, but if you will fast for three days and only drink water before lowering your fat intake, you may get better results.
Avatar n tn Some of these genes (named BRCA1 and BRCA2) also increase the risk of breast cancer - so having a family member with breast cancer can increase your risk of ovarian cancer. Another set of genes increase the risk of colon cancer, so women who have colon cancer in their families may have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Many cases of familial epithelial ovarian cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations that can be identified by genetic testing.
Avatar f tn MS, Lyme's Disease from a tick bite ( there actually aren't any deer ticks in KY, but that doesn't matter), kidney stones, gall stones, brain tumours, beign peripheral paroxysmal vertigo ( that's a mouthful), ulcerative colitis, acute gastroenteritis, various anxiety disorders, depression, GERD, CFS, IBS-D, IBS-C, Chrone's disease, pancreatic cancer ( a friend was diagnosed with this and I instantly began to experience his symptoms), colon cancer, anal cancer ( from reading too much about Farra
696715 tn?1228202614 I am 42 years old now and I have liver cancer. I'm very scared and feel so alone. Don't get me wrong I have a wounder man, and a great family but they really don't understand wat I'm going through mentaly, emotionally, or physicaly. They are great but I guess I really need to talk to someone who knows what I'm truly going through. I feel bad that I feel this way. Am I wrong? I'm going to half to start interferon treatments now and the doctor told me this is going to be a really bad year.
Avatar n tn My father died young of Liver Cancer with Mets. I just have that feeling of doom and sense that my outlook is grim. I know people who work in the medical field get freaked out when their patient have preceding feeling of death. I just have this feeling that will not go away. All my medical problems just keep adding up. I know I am probably depressed but that can't cause bloody stools with passing globs of shreds of tissue. Plus, skin lesion which will not go away.
1028452 tn?1398781730 Highest in raspberries, strawberries, hazelnuts and pecans. Decreases risk of esophageal cancer and colon cancer · Tomatoes ½ C. daily. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which belongs to the vast family of carotenoids – molecules that are responsible for the yellow, orange, and red colours of many fruits and vegetables. Reduces risk for prostate cancer by approx. 30%. · Grapes – ½ C. daily. Contains a plant hormone called resveratrol, especially found in the skins and seeds of grapes.
Avatar n tn I also worry about colon cancer. I have a family history of cancer. Let me know what you find out. I know sudden weightloss would be a possible sign to alert your doctor.
Avatar n tn I also worry about colon cancer. I have a family history of cancer. Let me know what you find out. I know sudden weightloss would be a possible sign to alert your doctor. Take Care, Jackie Hello; typical symptoms of colon cancer are; blood in stool (red), change in bowel habis (constipation or diahrea), and lower abdominal pain. You did not mention your age, but colon cancer is a desease of those over 40 with it being more common over 50.
41502 tn?1223520653 Ok, so the blockage was not related to cancer but to the colon twisting on itself. That is the bad news, the good news is that they found microscopic cancer cells and can treat them again with chemo. What you had is an intestional obstruction and it does happen to people who have had abdominal surgery. When I had my last colonoscopy he wanted to know if I wanted general anesthesia, because the bowel may be out of place.
Avatar n tn I had a colonosocopy 2yrs ago that did reveal an atypical benign polyp so I'm due again this month for 2yr followup for which I will tend to during the summer .. wouldn't be so great to have Colon Cancer from negligence when I'm licking they thy stuff right ?
158939 tn?1274918797 Yes, thyroid cancer is treatable. Yes, ANY type of cancer is hell and it changes your entire outlook. But the most important thing is taking the giant step to take charge of your health - even if that means firing doctors, asking tons of questions, crying and screaming, and being scared out of your mind. The MOST POSITIVE thing any of us can do is to seek help.
Avatar n tn endometrial and fallopian. The cancer was stage I... and appeared confined to the uterus/fallopian tubes. She had a historectomy and 4 rounds of taxol/platinum cancers. Last spring she had back pain and it led to discovery and ultimately a resection of a para-aortic lymph node metastisis. The Drs wanted radiation followed by chemo thereafter. I was not particularly enthusastic about radiation as I felt that it was a more local, rather than global approach.
Avatar f tn My father had colon cancer 3 years ago. Had it removed with some lymph nodes and was on Chemo for 6 months. His blood test showed cancer was removed. He gets routine check ups and recently his blood test came back with an elevated CEA levels (went from a 3.5 to a 6.5 in a year). So they did a CT scan, an MRI, and finally a PET. The oncologist found a spot on the liver and a fatty mass behind his naval. He wasn't as concerned with the spot on his liver.
Avatar n tn I convinced my self that I had colon cancer like my MOM. The colonoscopy was performed and although I didn't have cancer it did show 1 polyp that had moderate changes. Of course, it was removed. The procedure was painless insist on medicine to knock you out. God bless.
Avatar f tn Also thickening of wall of sigmoid colon with poss serosal metastasis. What does this mean? Many thanks. Her liver is ok and chest. She is fit and healthy in herself. What is your opinion. Do you think outlook is ok as they seem to think so. Also they started chemo 3 weeks after diagnosis but they say thats ok. Would it not have been done sooner.?
Avatar f tn What is part solid part cyctic right adnexal mass consistent with primary ov. cancer. Also what does it mean to have thickening of wall of sigmoid colon with serosal metastases. What in your professional opinion is her prognosis or can that only be confirmed with surgery. She is due on Oct 22nd after 3rd chemo. Then after surgery 3 more cycles by IV.
Avatar n tn Family history of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, prostrate cancer and pancreatic cancer could be a mutation for BRCA 1 or 2. The fact that you have cancer at your young age will probably get the testing permitted by the insurance company. Again, a BRCA savvy genetic counselor would be a good idea. They explain what it means and can help you decide if you should be tested. This is important for you and for your siblings and children to know.
1790532 tn?1329317106 Hi Diana, and welcome to our community! I am sorry that you are having to deal with a new cancer dx, this time of breast cancer.
441690 tn?1327082443 After 3 chemo sessions, my mum had the surgery and the doctors managed to remove all the cancer including scrapping off the ones at the liver and colon without cutting them. The doctors said it is a miracle as when my mum was diagnozed, her entire abdominal is filled with cancer. Now my mum only needs to go through 3 remaining chemo cycles to kill of the microscopic cells not seen by eye.
178345 tn?1242539846 What I have been feeling is sorry for myself for the last few months UNTIL I read your posts and realized what a positive attitude and wonderful inspiration you are to everyone on this site. I lost my mother to colon cancer when I was 20...She unfortuntely didnt have that strong positive attitude .Your attitude is what is going to get you through this..As I was sitting here tonight I was telling my husband all about you and what a wonderful support group you have.
Avatar n tn There are many reasons for anemia. Some of the more common reasons are loss of blood (traumatic injury, surgery, bleeding colon cancer), nutritional deficiency (iron, vitamin B12, folate), bone marrow problems (replacement of bone marrow by cancer, suppression by chemotherapy drugs, kidney failure), and abnormal hemoglobin (sickle cell anemia). A good internal medicine (emphasis on the *good*) will check you for any and all of the above that are reasonable.
Avatar f tn However, my mother had breast cancer in her late 40s and her mother had colon cancer in her 40s then died of ovarian cancer in her 70s. My gyn wanted to go in and remove the cysts laporoscopically. I asked for a second opinion with a gyn-onc. The gyn-onc recommended not attempting to remove the cysts but, given the family history, remove both ovaries. He is concerned, even without the BRCA mutations, of my significant family history and thinks the best option is to remove the ovaries.
179856 tn?1333550962 I'm sure that the website name might get pulled but this was an interesting thing. I wonder how long this guy thinks a couple both having ribarage at the same time might last? http://www.msnbc.msn.
Avatar n tn Those of you who have been diagnoised with cancer, did they do a CA125 before your surgery and if so, what was the results? Also, did they do a CT scan to check for swollen lymph nodes, and fluid in the stomach? I am so scared about this surgery that I can hardly function.
Avatar n tn What I want to know is if I had colon cancer wouldn't there be blood in the stool? I also have a lot of undigested food in the stool, expecially vegetables. I'm 45 years old and beginning to experience symptoms of menopause. Is it common to develop colitis at this age? Also, I have a history of diverticulitis in my family. Can diarrhea be a symptom of that?