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Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer)
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:11:16 PM »
My father has just been diagnosed with colon cancer and will have surgery soon and possibly chemotherapy if necessary.  Unfortunately, he put off a colonoscopy (should have done it several years ago), which would have revealed polyps, which could have been surgically removed before they become cancerous (adenocarcinoma).  He recently started passing blood in his stool - which is kind of late in the game.  There is not history of cance in our family of which I know, but my parternal grandfather did have diverticulitus - but lived to 103 yrs.

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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, which in many cases is followed by chemotherapy.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorectal_cancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenocarcinoma

If one is 60 years old or older - go have a colonoscopy, especially if there is history of cancer in the family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonoscopy

I am hoping that my father's condition is treatable.
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Re: Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer)
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 11:52:35 PM »
I hope everything goes well for him. Good thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer)
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 10:35:04 PM »
Here is the first thing you need to understand about a cancer cell.  It is a cell with amnesia.  It's a cell that is cut of from the brain and no longer in communication with the rest of the body.  Get a cluster of these together and you have Lord of the Flies at the cellular level.

There is a compound out there that brings order back to these cells and essentially makes the cell remember or even realize what is was designed to do immediately upon contact.  The cell that once lacked purpose and was destructive begins to act and behave with order submitting to the body's authority. 

This is wild stuff I realize.  As out there as it sounds if a cancer cell does an about face and aligns itself with the same purpose of the body it lives in it immediately stops being destructive. 

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Re: Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer)
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 12:53:37 PM »
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Re: Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 07:08:43 AM »
My father has just finished 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy (5FU).

He is having a rough time with radiation burns to his bladder and colon/rectum.  The consequences are loss of control of the bladder and rectum.  He has intermittent and explosive diarrhea, and so must wear adult diapers.

As I mentioned previous - prevention is much, much better than a cure.
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