How does colon cancer kill you

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Avatar f tn Gall bladder on liver, liver below diagraphmm and above stomach,etc If I were you, I would bet taking papaya enzymes or bromelain, and cayenne pepper pills to reduce inflammation and to possibly KILL any cancer-just google hot peppers cancer! Also, COFFEE to PREVENT COLON CANCER just google! The LONGER you have IBD WITHOUT CONTROLLING INFLAMMATION the GREATER YOUR CHANCE OF DYING FROM COLON CANCER.
Avatar n tn She has now developed colon cancer and is being told she should have her whole colon removed. Could she not just have the tumour removed, her colon resected and not have to have either an ileostomy bag or a "J" pouch (Ileum sewn down to the rectum, with multi bowel movements each day?
987242 tn?1335490770 If detected early, colon cancer is generally treated successfully and I would suggest that you may wish to discuss regular colonoscopies (perhaps every 3-5 years) with a G.I. specialist if it is felt that you are amongst those who are predisposed to earlier development of colon cancer. I think that a colonoscopy is the most reliable test to confirm/eliminate the presence of colon cancer usually after noticing initial indications such as pain, blood in motions etc etc.
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
Avatar n tn Can you describe the pain you feel? Abdominal pain is rare in colon cancer. Cancer of the colon and rectum can exhibit itself in several ways such as: bleeding from your rectum or blood mixed with your stool; fatigue and pale skin; abdominal distension; abdominal pain; persistent nausea or vomiting; unexplained weight loss; change in frequency or character of stool; sensation of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement or rectal pain. The duration of symptoms usually takes 14 weeks.
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 f tn does coughing and wheezing more {as asmatic anyway} have any bearings on colon cancer
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 You are following the correct steps in undergoing a colonoscopy - and maybe, at the same time, the surgeon could carry out an endoscopy to examine the stomach and upper intestines. You are very young to be affected with colon cancer - the normal age is 40+ but there are very occasional instances where patients in their 20's have developed colon cancer. However, if detected early, colon cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer.
Avatar n tn However, in most cases, the treatment involves surgery. Only stage zero cancer can be treated by localized removal of cancer through colonoscopy followed by short term radiation if need be. All other stages need tumor/colon resection and surgery. Please take another opinion from an oncologist who can examine her. Take care!
Avatar m tn Until then, try keeping a food journal of everything you eat and drink, as well as how you feel and bowel movements. See if you notice feeling bad after you eat certain types of foods. Next, drink lots of water (60oz a day), increase fiber intake, get yourself a strong probiotic (7 strains of good bacteria and 10 billion or more live cultures). Hopefully this will help.
Avatar f tn t think it is hereditary because they got their colon cancer at the age wherein a person is at risk of colon cancer. If you have this cases in your family, it is a nice move to have a test for colon cancer at your early age. http://colonnews.
1440074 tn?1283996071 starting on Sunday, I have been having very severe anal spasms along with a ton of pain, and some itching. It is very hard to sleep at night due to the pain. I have not been constipated, so I don't think it would be hemmorroids. It does not hurt to go to the bathroom either. The pain is pretty constant with spasms very often, and when I have a spasm the pain is so intense that it causes my entire body to tremble. I would describe the pain as almost like a bite near my butthole.
Avatar m tn So, now they ahve requested a CT/biopsy after a consultation with an Interventional radiologist next week. Do you feel this could be cancer? What I have read colon cancer spreads to the liver and also my lab work showed OK an every test.
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 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 m tn Do you have any family history of colon cancer (e.g., parent, grandparent, sibling)? Otherwise it is extremely rare in a person of your age. Even with a family history, colon cancer is very slow to develop. Speak to your primary care physician about your concerns. Good luck.
Avatar n tn My mother has stage 4 colon cancer, and has been monitoring her CEA count through blood work. Is this CEA count also a way of checking for any cancer throughout the body, because it would make me feel a lot better to get a blood test and know that I am clean.
Avatar f tn It is difficult to comment without examining. Frank blood is usually not a sign of colon cancer. However since you bleed and itch around anus I feel they could be hemorrhoids that have got infected or twisted. These could also be anal skin tags or even warts. “Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed initially at relieving symptoms.
Avatar f tn i say -- the minute someone is given that diagnosis they should be given the meds to have handy for when they are ready. you have no idea how many people kill themselves anyway when facing such an illness. may as well make it as comfortable and painless as possible.
451053 tn?1237577749 came out after 2hrs and said that there was much more cancer than they expected; diagram, ovaries colon ect---a coloscomy would of been necessary. The team of Dr's stepped back for a moment and decided that the surgery would of been too much and therefore took a fist of cancer, stiched her up and scheduled chemo in days. Their reasons were in hopes to shrink the tumors and hopefully attempt to do the debulking in 2 months. Has anyone heard of this?