Colon cancer questions to ask doctor

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Avatar n tn She is seeing the surgeon next week, and this being so new to us, was wondering what types of questions to ask? She has been through so much in the past. She had brain surgery for an anyeurism and then a stroke afterwards. She is in good spirits, but we want to come up with questions we should ask during our visit. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Family history of (immediate family) prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, along with long family history(one side of family) of strokes.Have appointment in few days with a Gyn Oncology what should I expect? What questions should I ask? Could all the other things be related?
Avatar f tn I just got the phone call yesterday that I have cancer cells on my both breasts. I am going to see my primary doctor tomorrow. I still can't think and don't know what questions to ask for my doctor?
Avatar m tn My father has colon cancer that has metastisized to his liver. He has had his liver resected but the cancer has returned in his liver. He started turning yellow including his eyes. We finally talked him going to the doctor. They put a drain in his liver because of an obtruction. While in the hospital his kidney's started to fail, his temp dropped down to 95, his blood pressure was low and he started retaining fluid. He was in the hosp for 2 weeks now he is home doing some better.
Avatar m tn i hate to be of annoyance but does an advanced stage colon cancer (stage 4) have additional symptoms to what i have now?(assuming the worst case) i am normally a strong person, i just can't help but be so anxious. seeing the specialist asap.
Avatar f tn my mom had a needle biopsy and just found out she has invasive ductile carcinoma. she's going for an MRI and to meet with a doctor in 2 days... what are some questions she should be sure to ask? i'm extremely worried for her since her mother, grandmother, and 3 aunts have all died of breast cancer. i'd welcome any advice.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the info. The ER doctor mentioned colon cancer not being a worry because the catscan didn't show any masses, however it's still a concern for me. After reading so many posts, I know I'm not alone.
Avatar f tn I had an internal hemmrhoid but was advised to have the colonoscopy because my paternal grandmother died of colon cancer years ago. They found a 5mm adenomous type polyp and said I need to be rececked in 3 years. My questions are: aren't I too young for this type of precancerous polyp given I eat healthy, not obese, etc and my second question and probably most important is that 6 years ago I had a colonoscopy (rectal bleedng) and it was clear. Did this 5 mm polyp grow in just 6 years?
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 m tn My father has colon cancer that has metastisized to his liver. He has had his liver resected but the cancer has returned in his liver. He started turning yellow including his eyes. We finally talked him going to the doctor. They put a drain in his liver because of an obtruction. While in the hospital his kidney's started to fail, his temp dropped down to 95, his blood pressure was low and he started retaining fluid. He was in the hosp for 2 weeks now he is home doing some better.
Avatar f tn When you get your results lets assume it is not cancer, ask the doctor how you will want to watch that lump for the future or if there is value in removing now and avoiding future rehashing of it. In the unfortunate event that the biopsy shows cancerous cells, the common reaction is to want it out as fast as possible, but try to remember that except for some uncommon strains of breast cancer, generally that lump has been growing for years before you felt it.
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.
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 n tn They have several. If you are looking for colon cancer screening then it would be a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. If you are looking for other diseases of the colon they have the lower GI and upper GI.
Avatar f tn No family history, though my symptoms are questionable (see my other post -pasted below) not even sure if they are consistent with colorectal cancer)................should I *really* wait until I am 50 to get screened??? Symptoms from other post: I am a 44-year old female who until five weeks ago, have never had an problems with my stomach or digestion.
Avatar n tn Surely you meant to ask this on the doctor's forum because I really don't see how anyone other than a doctor could answer these questions. We are just a group of people either with ovarian cancer or caregivers or others that just like hanging out here, most not medically trained. Is there some reason you can't address this question to your own doctor? I really think that would be in your best interest.
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.
351724 tn?1267537018 Thank you for your response , she said it happens on her last day of her period , and to me that sounds strange and can a young girl at that age get hemroids ? and about the hereditary colon diseases i dont know ill have to ask my family . Again thank you for your resonse. and and i am gonna be seeing if it happens again . because it only happened 3x each one on the last day of her period .
Avatar f tn I'm not a doctor, just a cancer survivor. You should ask your doctor these questions. Good luck.
Tbd Hello and welcome to the forum. Thank you for your question and we're happy to help. Colon cancer involves cancer that starts I the large intestines. It's typically a cancer that older people get and this is why starting at age 50, doctors begin recommending that their patients get colonoscopies. However, anyone of any age can certainly get it. If you have symptoms, it is important to tell your doctor so you can be evaluated regardless of your age.
Avatar f tn Can you give me some idea on some questions I need to ask. I am reading much and learning on the internet and all this is very overwhelming to sort out. I have heard that post menopausal women chemo is only effective in 3 out of 100 and that once chemo is used it would not be affective should cancer pop up at a later date. I don't know if this is true or a myth. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Also, my paternal grandmother had ovarian cancer...
Avatar f tn My husband has stage 4 colon cancer. What the doctors are trying to do is have as much information as possible. That way they can plan the very best possible approach to take care of your husband. The waiting is so difficult. I find that prayer helps me, sometimes I write in a journal or go for a walk and sometimes I just need to talk to a friend. It's a battle mentally and physically always. It's so very overwhelming at first for sure, and scary. Everybody feels that way.
3539331 tn?1347554407 Is there any other tests other than a Colonosophy to screen for colon cancer?? They have tried to get the probe in my Colon two times and we unable to do so.
Avatar f tn Colon cancer is slow growing, so this has been coming for some time. Now that you have been diagnosed you will undergo "staging" which means a lot of different tests to determine the stage of your tumor. Then, typically your case will be presented to a tumor board which is a multidisciplinary panel of speciailsts who will determine a course of treatment for you.
Avatar n tn my husband is blind, diabetic,double amputee,high blood pressure,incontinent,mostly wheel chair bound,thanks to agent orange if you remember the Viet Nam War he went to his doctor and he ordered a CT Scan and Xray -of his belly and chest - well it came back with him having a apple core size lesion in his colon that has went to his liver which has lesions on it - plus it showed he had a slightley enlarged heart with water build up some on it - he doesnt realize how short of breath he gets after