Rectal Colon Cancer

What is the difference between Colon Cancer and Intestinal Cancer?

As other peole pointed out,”colon”cancer is a cancer specific of the large intestin, whereas “intestinal” cancer could affect any part of the intestine (including the small intestine, i.e. duodenum, ileum and jujenum). If colon cancer runs in your family, you are likely to have FAP, or Familial adenomatous polyposis, an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome. People with the classic type of familial adenomatous polyposis may begin to develop multiple noncancerous (benign) polyps (growths) in the colon as early as their teenage years. This cancer usually develops in the lower part of the digestive system, including the large intestine (colon) and rectum. However, the FAP syndrome could present a risk factor for the cancer of the small intestine (what your relative might have), therefore this person could also carry the genetic mutation that confers cancer predisposition (the APC gene, in the case of FAP).

How long does it take to recuperate from colon cancer surgery?

Generally it is about six weeks. However, if you have a colostomy that is going to be reveresed it can take twice as long as the new incision heals and then is cut again to reconnect. Also, if people have had multiple abdominla incisions they can develop what is called scar tissue (adhisionls)which makes the bowel to sot of grt temporarily paralyzed. People to well with this in general. Be sure to check withou your state medical board and see who your sugreion is. See if they have had any mlapractive suits, etc.

Can eating white bread give you rectal cancer?

Fiber helps prevent colon & rectal cancer, so eating lower-fiber white bread instead of higher-fiber whole grain breads will increase your chances, yes. It’s more of a case of lack of prevention than it is a case of cause.

What aspect of colon cancer would be interesting to present to an audience?

“Colon” cancer is a cancer specific of the large intestine, whereas “intestinal” cancer could affect any part of the intestine (including the small intestine, i.e. duodenum, ileum and jejunum). If colon cancer runs in your family, you are likely to have FAP, or Familial adenoidal polymyositis, an inherited contractual cancer syndrome. People with the classic type of familiarly adenoidal polyphosphate may begin to develop multiply noncancerous (benign) polyps (growths) in the colon as early as their teenage years. This cancer usually develops in the lower part of the digestive system, including the large intestine (colon) and rectum. However, the FAP syndrome could present a risk factor for the cancer of the small intestine, therefore this person could also carry the genetic mutation that confers cancer predisposition.

How many of you are rectal/colon cancer survivors over 5 years?

6 years and still going, and I had 2 rounds of chemo and 2 resection surgeries. There is lots of hope! But, if your oncologist is not doing it for you, I have two words for that SECOND OPINION! I switched doctors and I believe that is why I am still here. As a side note, since it runs in the family be sure to get yearly colonoscopies.

If my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?

you can not start too early because there is no age. cancer can grow in babies. eat fiber and onions in your diet and use metamucil and fresh fruit in your diet. do all the things that prevent it. fresh green vegetables and fruit can prevent cancer and tomatoes and blueberries and other foods can keep your colon clean and healthy. good luck. you can prevent this. don’t just wait and keep checking because your body listens to your mind and you need to take control of your health. there are reasons why families get cancer and many times they are bad eating habits that they learned from their parents or even the water they drank, or location they lived and learn. change this for your children and the future.

What are the very early symptoms of colon cancer?

Colon cancer symptoms aren’t always obvious, but you can learn what these symptoms look and feel like. Understanding colon cancer symptoms is important, because you can use this knowledge to work with your doctor to find out the cause and take care of your long-term health.

In order to understand what colon cancer symptoms might feel like, it helps to learn a bit about the colon. The colon is an important part of the digestive system, and as such, it has a major role in helping the body absorb nutrients, minerals, and water. The colon also helps rid the body of waste in the form of stool. The colon makes up the majority of the large intestine, approximately six feet in length. The last six inches or so of the large intestine are the rectum and the anal canal.

What are some of the signs you have colon cancer?

Colon cancer is a silent disease. I was diagnosed with advanced stage IV colon cancer at the age of 40 in Jan 2006. My only long term symptom was constipation (20 + years).  A couple of months prior to diagnosis I had bloating and cramping. My GP, and GI specialist were not concerned about cc, only motility issues.

How long would a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer? 

We think the time frame from earliest genetic changes to frank cancer is something like 7-10 yrs in colorectal cancer.

Has anyone else been diagnosed with rectal cancer stemming from the HPV virus?

HPV have different sub type, usually cause some type wart, especially genital wart. but cancer on vagina or cervix related to different sub type of HPV.if some one have genital Wart or anal wart they should be check every year, sometimes asymptomatic because cells slowly torn from normal to dyspepsia low, high and pre-cancer it’s take about 10 year. if someone sexually active they should go under pap test if anal also they can check for any abnormal cell at least every 2 make sure if someone have , before it’s gets to cancer to be removed.

What is they best way to prevent colon and prostate cancer?

Cancer prevention is easier than you think. With a few simple lifestyle changes, you can drastically reduce your risk of many types of cancer. Many factors play a role in cancer development, but the good news is that most can be avoided.

1. Avoid Smoking and Exposure to Smoke

2. Practice Sun Safety and Recognize When Skin Changes Occur

3. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

4. Limit Red Meat and Animal Fat

5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake

6. Exercise for Cancer Prevention

7. Know Your Personal and Family Medical History

8. Know What You’re Being Exposed to in Your Work Environment

9. Practice Safe Sex

10. Get Screened for Cancer Regularly

Why chemoterapy is the primary treatment for my Rectal Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation concurrently are standard therapy (not surgery) for anal cancer. If you have rectal cancer instead, usual standards of care would be either

A) chemotherapy AND radiation concurrently before surgery, then chemo only after surgery, OR

B) Surgery first, followed by chemotherapy AND radiation. If you are not sure you are on the right track, then seek a second opinion ASAP.

What shall i do i have colon cancer and i’m only 14?

Colon cancer symptoms is not a diagnosis. If you truly were diagnosed with colon cancer not scaring your friends should be the least of your concerns. When someone your age gets an adult cancer it is far more dangerous for you than it would be for a 60 year old person.

My mil has rectal cancer now spread to bladder any chances of survival?

This happened to me 7 years ago. I lost my rectum and bladder to rectal cancer. With 2 ostomy bags I get along very well now. I understand that rectal carcinoma,the most common type,is slow growing compared to other types. At 84 years of age,the biggest obstacle is not cancer.It’s maintaining a healthy attitude and having reason to keep up the fight.

Could this be rectal cancer?

The rectum is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is made up of the esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestines. The first 6 feet of the large intestine are called the large bowel or colon. The last 6 inches are the rectum and the anal canal. The anal canal ends at the anus (the opening of the large intestine to the outside of the body).

Can you have colon cancer and have no other symptoms except pain?

Cancer is a group of diseases that can cause almost any sign or symptom. The signs and symptoms will depend on where the cancer is, how big it is, and how much it affects the organs or tissues. If a cancer has spread (metastasized), signs or symptoms may appear in different parts of the body.

As a cancer grows, it can begin to push on nearby organs, blood vessels, and nerves. This pressure causes some of the signs and symptoms of cancer. If the cancer is in a critical area, such as certain parts of the brain, even the smallest tumor can cause symptoms.

But sometimes cancer starts in places where it will not cause any signs or symptoms until it has grown quite large. Cancers of the pancreas, for example, usually do not cause symptoms until they grow large enough to press on nearby nerves or organs (this causes back or belly pain). Others may grow around the bile duct and block the flow of bile. This causes the eyes and skin to look yellow (jaundice). By the time a pancreatic cancer causes signs or symptoms like these, it’s usually in an advanced stage. This means it has grown and spread beyond the place it started—the pancreas.

A cancer may also cause symptoms like fever, extreme tiredness (fatigue), or weight loss. This may be because cancer cells use up much of the body’s energy supply, or they may release substances that change the way the body makes energy from food. Or the cancer may cause the immune system to react in ways that produce these signs and symptoms.

How many fruits per day i should eat to prevent colon cancer or polyps?

A diet low in fibre, including fruit and veg, is a risk factor for colon cancer.By eating plenty of fruit and veg we are doing all we can to protect ourselves against colon cancer, but no diet can guarantee prevention. Cancer’s sneaky like that.Three pieces of fruit daily and no veg is not really enough for a healthy diet though. You should make the effort to include vegetables, especially green leafy veg, and grains.

Anyone have rectal cancer without a colostomy?

A colostomy is usually done when someone has colon cancer that is close to the rectum. It also depends on how advanced the cancer has become. There are people who have colon cancer that do not require a colostomy.


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