Colon cancer treatment by stage

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Avatar n tn But I remember at the time nearly having a heart attack over Stage 3. Stage 4 is when the cancer in the colon has spread outside the walls and goes to other organs. So, yes, she has Stage 4. I can only guess why you ask, that perhaps you're thinking since it hasn't gone to the lungs or liver, it's not as serious. But once the cancer goes anywhere beyond the original site, it has to be considered a scary situation, to be sure.
212161 tn?1599427282 hi and thank you for taking te time, my father in law was just told he has stage 3 colon cancer. they are going to do surgery monday. what are the chances for him, hes 85. and whats the chances its not spread with stage 3 , sorry i know nothing about the stages so just wanting to know if stage 3 is bad.
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 sister, 57 years old, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. We received 2 independent opinions, both said the same. Both said my sister is not a good candidate for any treatment options because she is confined to a wheel chair. She is a very strong person with no heart problems. What can you recommend, and what can we do in the meantime to help her? I know the statistics are against her.
Avatar f tn As far as having waited too long, well the earlier you have treatment the better but keep in mind that colon cancer is very responsive to treatment and there is probably a lot they can do for you. Stay positive and work with your doctors and the rest of your medical team. You will be surprised at how many people will jump into this fight with you. Like you I ignored blood for a long time, telling myself it must be hemmorhoids.
Avatar n tn My dad is 78 and recently diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer...1 out of 26 nodes were positive, do you think taking treatment will be too hard for him?
Avatar m tn My wife has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3a Ovarian Cancer of Mucinous type. From what I have read there is some evidence that Mucinous type cancers are more resistant to standard Plaitunim (Cisplatin, Carboplatin) treatments. Had the staging been 1c rather than 3a I would be less worried, but as she has some microscopic deposits (on the omentum, which was removed) I am concerned whether these drugs will be effective.
Avatar n tn My wife is 36 and was dxed with stage 4 colon cancer, after removing part of her colon, mets to the peritoneal lining were discovered, back in Oct of 07. She received 6 months of Fol-Fox and then underwent IPHC (Inter Peritoneal Hypothermia Chemotherapy) and cida (sp?) reduction surgery in Wake Forest NC. We are now being told that she has 64% five year servival ...thats up from 0% !
Avatar m tn Hi there, Elevated CEA occurs in the advanced stage of incurable cancer and the values are low in the early, stage of the disease. The CEA has been suggested as having prognostic value for patients with colon cancer with high values seen in advanced stages. It can be used to monitor the progress of disease or response to treatment. CA19-9 is elevated in about 20 to 40 percent of colon cancer. It helps to differentiate benign from malignant pancreatic disease in some cases.
1260033 tn?1269659855 I was 46 when I went for colonoscopy because I had rectal bleeding and a lot of pain. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer (almost stage 4) and had to undergo a lot of treatment (chemo and radiation, then surgery, then more chemo, then more surgery) and if I had been screened early I might have been spared all of that. Start with a fecal occult blood test (FOB) and a colonoscopy if it is indicated. It is not bad and it can save your life.
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:- http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/523166 I think that you should ask your specialist whether surgery is an option.
Avatar m tn Hi, My father is 65 and was diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks ago. He had been short of breath for a few months, but they couldn't figure out why. However, a fecal blood test was positive and a subsequent colonoscopy found the tumor in the upper colon. He had it surgically removed (it was the size of a softball) last week. About one half his colon was removed, with no signs of cancer in the nearby abdomen.
992677 tn?1537668903 Post op chemotherapy is given for stage IIIb colon cancer. This is done by closely monitoring the blood counts, as this can decrease the platelets or the WBCs, making the person susceptible to infections. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn In the meantime he has been told that his colon cancer is stage 3c. After the operation he had alot of trouble keeping his sugarlevel down. Either this week or next week he has to start chemotherapy. I have been told that there are 2 different chemotherapies he can choose from: 1. a therapy with oxaliplaten (misspelled?), which offers a better survival statistic than the other therapy but has very unpleasant sideeffects for diabetics or 2.
Avatar f tn He passed June 27, 2008. By the time the doctor found his, he was already in stage 4 of the cancer. From what you've posted, I don't think your mother is too far along. But I'm no doctor. I'm 27 and have already had a colonoscopy because of my father. They found a few pollups, but they were not cancerous. You say the doctor found 1 lump? He didn't find any thing anywhere else?
Avatar f tn Cancer is rated in stages 1-4, Stage 1 is the first Stage 2 is the second., with Stage 4 being the final , by this time it as spread to other areas of the body and the patient is too weak to continue treatment. You and Your mother need to talk about options, 2nd opinion from another doctor, quality vs quantity of life, your moms wishes. I know not everyone likes the Hospice word, but they do wonderful work with the whole family.
Avatar f tn My mother-in-law (64 yrs old) has had 4th Stage Colon Cancer for 4 years. She has had 2 separate colon and liver resections and has recently had surgery for a fistula and blockages in the colon resulting in a permanent ileostomy. The cancer has spread to 3 spots on her liver, 1 on her lung and is scattered through her pelvic region.
Avatar m tn I am dead serious about this. If you have Stage 4 colon cancer, you cannot wait 2 years for treatment. You are talking about your life here. I would seriously network with some people in Canada and see if you can find a way to get there and use someones address so you can get treated. If I was in your situation I would 100% go this route.
1806721 tn?1554333407 ve been told what you have in terms of being at high risk for colon cancer or any other cancer that could be caused by HPV. I take life a day at a time . Keeping up with your doctor visits is important. Then try not to worry about the future. It won't change a thing.
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 f tn Dr said residual pain. COVID prevented him from getting treatment until 1/2021 at which time told stage 4 with mestastisis to lung, groin and site of original tumor. Although in pain was told no major surgery could be done to his history of CDIFF but due to lg fistula at stoma site they could take care of that. Is it safe to have fistula repaired ? He has a huge hernia from the emergency surgery as they couldn't reconnect the abdominal muscles and they won't do that either.
Avatar n tn My 62 yr old mother has had her second chemo treatment for stage iv colon cancer. She suffers from bipolar disorder as well as rheumatoid arthritis. She has taken lithium for 30 years, plus prozac with great results and no problems with mood swings. We began noticing mania symptoms about 3 days after beginning first treatment ( Folfuri 46 hours on take home infusion pump). That was almost 3 wks ago. Had her 2nd tx 4 days ago.
Avatar m tn t really give specific data for optimistic people, but I would say that chemotherapy seems to be improving outcomes of some stage 3 groups more than the stage 2 groups (so for some cases, it may be better to be stage 3 than stage 2), hence chemotherapy is a good step to consider. And people with a positive attitude tend to do better than people who will be so negative as to see only the side effects of the treatment they are undergoing. I wish your friend the best. Stay positive.
Avatar f tn t know what exact stage of Colorectal cancer she has or if she is dealing with Rectal cancer or Colon cancer or both. I am assuming it is probably localize. If it is indeed localized, she will need surgery and possibly chemo will be ordered; this is regards to Colon cancer. If she is dealing with Rectal cancer, then she will need surgery and possible chemo and radiation. If she is dealing with Colon and Rectal cancer, then she will need all the above.
Avatar f tn My husband has just been diagnosed with Colon cancer on Wednesday, his surgeon wanted to admit him right away but stated he needed more testing before surgery. Is having a chest xray and CT scan normal testing before the surgery or should I prepare for news that the cancer has spread. I need to know because I don't want to be too upset when we meet the surgeon again this Wednesday. Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance.
790669 tn?1465189099 Your cousin is a very lucky guy. Colon cancer responds very well to treatment, especially then caught early. Stage 1 is very early. The surgery should not be a very big deal. You did not mention any chemotherapy or radiation, so the treatment will not be too bad. Make sure he asks lots of questions and that his doctors explain things so he understands what is going on. This is hard, but he can get through it and there is a lot of help and support available.