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Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. Thanks to colorectal cancer screening, polyps can be found earlier when it is easier to cure, and the death rate from this cancer has been going down for the past 15 years. Still, the risk of a man having colorectal cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 19; for women it is about 1 in 20.
As we do with every illness we'll help explain in simple terms what Colon cancer is, who is at risk and what the dangers are, and what are the symptoms. So join us as we simplify what you need to know about Colon cancer here on MD VOD, your health live and on demand.
Colon and rectal cancers begin in the digestive system, or GI system, short for gastrointestinal system. This is where food is processed to create energy and rid the body of solid waste matter. In order to understand colorectal cancer, it helps to know something about the structure of the digestive system and how it works.
After food is chewed and swallowed, it travels to the stomach. There it is partly broken down and sent to the small intestine. The word "small" refers to the width of the small intestine. In fact, the small intestine is the longest part of the digestive system — about 20 feet long.
The small intestine also breaks down the food and absorbs most of the nutrients and then leads to the large intestine (also called the large bowel or colon), a muscular tube about five feet long. The colon absorbs water and nutrients from the food and also serves as a storage place for waste matter. The waste matter (stool) moves from the colon into the rectum, the last six inches of the digestive system. From there the waste passes out of the body through the opening called the anus.
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I had an aunt & grandfather that had there intestines perforated by colonoscopy. Both suffered septic issues from the procedure. My grandfather died from the septic toxicity. Beware, people. It`s easy money for the doctor and specialist involved.
My father had colon cancer back in 2010. When the diagnosis camr back, my family was hit hard. Particularly my mother. My brother seem to didnt care. In fact, my brother, for reasons unknown, placed the blame on me becausr my father and I would have a cookout weekely. After thr surgery, the doctor told us that he it had progressed to stage 2 cancer. When my father got this news his response was straight and tk the point: "If this ends up being stage 3, just let me die in peace. F*ck chemo."
Yes the colonoscopy is paid for (insurance) BUT it is done as an outpatient procedure. It's considered outpatient surgery. Most insurance has a deductible that has to be paid for the out patient procedure. My hospital charges $300 out of pocket. May not sound like much but for a person on a fixed income or low income that is a lot.
My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer at 35 and passed away. Doctors told my mom that my siblings and I should get a colonoscopy 10 years before he was diagnosed & every 5 years after that. So I would recommend getting a colonoscopy, especially if you have any symptoms.
this is a lie! if you look at the American Cancer Society states a 3% survival rate in 5 years and CTCA says 5% survival rate in 5 years for the standard protocol treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). Translated that means 95%-97% of the people getting this treatment DIE WITHIN 5 YEARS. That is not good odds. There are other natural means of reversing cancer do your research! The only thing Howard said that I agree with is You have to be in charge of your own health stop blindly trusting doctors who's only concern is their wallet. How do I know this? I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma 2 years ago had no surgery chemo or radiation and my tumor has no grown or metastasized.
Any cancer ; Gerson therapy, Organic Marijuana oil ingested (Rick Simpson oil) and you'll survive even at stage 4-5 whatever you do ((((( DO NOT))))) I repeat ((((( DO NOT)))) do Chemo and Radiation or you surely will die. The Chemo and Radiation do work (( initially)) but when that Cancer/Candida comes back it does with a vengeance ..... with the love of JESUS CHRIST....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇫🇴
Johny Doe my father has just completed a course of chemo for stage 3-4 lung cancer, he is now in remission from the therapy and doing well, he's 71 years and expected to live for at least another 10... Chemo does work and you're an idiot
I agree...I did 11 out of 12 rounds of fulfox chemo and my cancer came back to the size of a small basketball in less then 6 months of ending chemo...chemo almost killed me...and I was only 30 years old when I went through it...$7k a dose....yeah, something is very wrong with that.
Unless someone has a history of colon cancer, they don't typically do the colonoscopies unless someone is experiencing issues related to the colon. I did not know my biological father who had FAP which is hereditary condition that causes colon cancer...if I would have known that I would have started getting screenings as early as adolescence but I did not know until I already had cancer.
Here are the people with highest risk for cancer ! If you are not part of the government!, and if you're not rich ,! The disabled,! And the old who is not rich !!! Good luck America we are all at risk except if you become an animal like the rich and the elite!!!!
I'm 26 and have clinical depression. I am sponsored by a rehabilitation program for my medical issue and my sponsor is the one getting me a colonoscopy appointment-she is that worried. I have symptoms of ovarian cancer, but I also have symptoms of this...-.- Never smoked, never drank, no family history I know of (my aunt has a cancer but not these) but my eating is very poor lolsmh. My stomach is very messed up and I have not had normal dry stool for like months now. Diarrhea is now normal...:(:(but at least I see no blood. I have made myself an appointment for a pelvic exam next month to check my womenly health. Bloating's been goin on nonstop for a year and my period is changing cycle. Due to a skin condition, I bathe usually twice a day(or I itch like crazy) and I have somehow gotten a UTI with one of my periods(literally was twice the amount of bleeding). I'm very worried something is not right inside my stomach/pelvic area. If things are not right with your body, get checked! Your body gives warnings to health.
I just wanted to say I lost my father recently due to colon cancer and other cancer he had before he passed there was no cure for him he woke you every morning to take care of my sister that also had cancer before she passed away they fought the fight but the cancer won just want to try and inspire people to try and stay healthy and fit exercise stay close to god and I hope and pray that you stay healthy and strong.amen
i got 2 polps hursday itwas so painfull s i opt for ni sedation but he cut 2 polps im waiting now but worried who knows what to eat its like it can happen if u eat best food and the shit put into food from manafacturers of all food wht poison just like dirt of smokers the makers yet is allowed to kill people from sgit in nicitine and again drinking is worse as liquid is so into the bowel these guys should be in prison
Okay, so....don't be old, and best treatment is prevention. Numbers of colon cancers are decreasing. Be in charge of your health. ...Thanks video!
Doesn't fucking help my mom who was just diagnosed. Tell me the odds of survival. Tell me what to expect during treatment.
I have MediCal and am having a hard time getting a general doctor to give me a referral to a colon expert. I know I need a colonoscopy and have been trying to get one for the last 5 years. I can feel 2 polyps and a huge hard mass. I've been having digestion problems that are just getting worse and now I can feel a third polyp that is bigger and more odd shaped. All the research I have done points that I have colon cancer and I am getting mad and frustrated that I am being misdiagnosed and not given the proper tests and treatment. I could have cancer that is spreading and I could die because of doctors refusing to give me a referral to a doctor that could actually help me and give me a correct diagnosis. I'm 46 and have always been healthy, eaten a very healthy diet, exercise, and I'm not over weight. I take very good care of myself and go to the doctors once a year for a check up. If I feel like something is wrong then there definitely is something wrong. How can I find a colon doctor that takes MediCal and will see my without a referral and I don't have to sit in a clinic all day long only to end up just getting a blood test and sent home?
These Doctors have a motive, as the Pharmaceutical companies do as well. Here's the truth: You probably will never have any type of a colon issue (or health issue) If you move away from a standard american diet, (sad) of processed food,sugar,flour,fast food, packaged food, and soda. This diet is solely responsible for the vast majority of all our illnesses. Its a death diet. Free yourself from typical acid diet of trash food your body was never meant to consume. Move to a "plant based diet" of "living foods" And watch your body heal itself of most all your disease related health issue's. Remember one thing: Living foods bring life to a living body. Dead foods bring death, it's that simple folks...
How can you be sure if its colon cancer vs fibroids or ovarian cyst, because don't all 3 cause belly pain? How do you tell the difference? Can fibroids & ovarian cyst put you at a greater risk for colon cancer? Can hemrroids turn into cancer in the GI track if their internal or external? Can fibroids & ovarian cyst give you problems in your GI track? or even your lower back? Thanks for the video!
thank you very much for your video
my father got the colon cancer and he did the oporation for it .
he is in ICU now .? we catch it quite late but he's doctor remove the tumors
there is any chance for him to back to normal life become well ??
he is age is 70 ??
please if have any information let me know thank you again
god bless you
hi i am feeling unwell at the moment i have recently been diagnosed with anemia but u have been having bloating and stomach pain in stomach on the left hand side under my Brest" my stools today were black but i am unsure if that's from my iron supliements i do suffer with constipation and have had red blood in my stools for a while on several occasions plz help as i am truly worried i am 30 yrs old and smoke x thank u
you can have constipation from taking iron most def..and with constipation you can bleed from pushing hard and get hemoriods... or dark stool can come from iron... but bloot no... I always air on the side of caution.... there are huge stats on people under 25 now getting cancer its something outragout .. there is a real push to educate young people about it. its not rare..like one in three now..not sure these stats are accurate...but they are not sure why young people are getting it..but its happening.... get tested..... its no big deal to have a test.. safe than sorry..after its gone too far.. its too late....
after reading some of these posts about the colonoscopy, i thought, but it's just a thin stick... what are you worried about? a lot bigger things come out...
but then i saw the guy demonstrate how it moves around like a worm... and the doc says it has to be "slow and thorough"...
oh hope i never need that.
my niece is a colon cancer survivor. she was diagnosed with colon cancer at age of 22. went thru an operation to remove affected colon n few chemo but she did not finish up her chemo cycle. after 2 years doctor declare her free from cancer.
and few days ago my sister diagnosed with the same disease. i know she will stand up for it!
This is amazing news :) I had stage lllc colon cancer but it returned less then a year after I did 11 out of 12 rounds of fulfox. I currently have stage lV metastatic. Your niece is so young! I am so happy to hear she is doing so good! :)
even my aunt is 22years old and she got cancer in her womb and they removed that but now it is spreading through the body and she has cancer in her large intestine and she is in a very critical situation and doctor said that she will not be alive after six months can you please suggest me any good cancer hospital
i have a problem with my stomac and left side rib area from almost 4 years, many checkups has been done nothing found by these bleddy drs. still i have problem like constapation always passing gas really i am fed up
+The not chosen one i think it was a minor tear and dehydration ive been drinking probiotic foods for the past 2 weeks,nuts,grapes,fruits, almonds, and drinking more water than i used fo and ecerythings good it doesnt hurt to use the bathroom and yeh i just had to change what i ate and drank
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Cats are the cause of intestinal cancer..
You don't want cats.. Cats are disease factories.. When I was pro-painting houses, I noted that EVERY household I worked in that had three or more large resident cats, the whole family was diagnosed with incurable intestinal cancers in varying stages.. In several households that owned three cats, at least one of the family was being treated with chemotherapy, that's EVERY household with 3 or more cats..
Cats are a death sentence.. I see often people kissing their vile filthy disease ridden cats.. In many homes I saw cats walking on the kitchen tables and counters.. In one household the cats walked on the dish-rack, and on the plates and utensils on the kitchen table.. Cats dig in their shit with their feet.. That whole family has intestinal cancers.. One had just had its funeral.. The others were close on their way to dying.. Drop all your devil cats into the incinerator.. Incinerate all the house cats in the world.. Cats are a horrid fatal global cancerous disease plague...
hey im 15 and i got mucus on my poop.very tiny blood(partial) appeared for the first time with mucus.I vividly tried to make my stool go out even doe i released it yet.I am seeing fine stools but not consistent`More likely getting constipated.should i worry it about? got this issue for a month since the blood didnt come out...`
Since when medical doctors know anything about cancer ?
Instead of colonoscopy, just get a teaspoon of baking soda and dont go to this stupid test. Chemotherapy has 2 % success.
Health Care is , in fact, #1 killer in US.
+The Black Guy Bleeding often comes after the cancer has been growing a while. You'll often experience an increase in the number of daily bowel movements before you notice bleeding The reason is that the cancer irritates the lining of the colon (intestine), causing it to want to empty more frequently.
A very early symptom may be an unremitting fatigue, not relieved by rest, or dietary improvement, to include vitamins. If you find a rapid onset of an unexplained fatigue that doesn't respond to approaches used to combat simple tiredness, I'd contact your doctor and ask to look into the possibility of cancer.
I have two women friends who experienced that unremitting fatigue. One neglected it until it was too late and later died from cervical cancer, and the other contacted her doctor, it was diagnosed as uterine cancer, which surgery corrected. Ongoing, crushing fatigue may be a very telltale indicator that cancer is present.
In 2000, at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. I had some unexplained rectal bleeding. At first I just brushed it off as nothing, but a friend of mine insisted I go to the doctor and wouldn't take no for an answer. I was extremely lucky. The only treatment needed was surgery. I have no family history of colorectal cancer, did not smoke, and ate healthy. The best advise I can say is know your body and don't just brush things off. Thank God I had a friend that cared enough for me to push to seed medical advise.
if somebody (age 80+ yrs) is having not pleasant feeling under (inside) underwear...feeling wet/ perspiration all the time ! and black spots on skins on 'penis'- not going away.... what is that ? because of 'colon' problem? or urinary track problem?
I had a Colonoscopy 12/24/2014.. The Doctor found a least 6 Polyps and removed them... I'm now waiting for the results of the Biopsy.. 5 of the were White in color, and 1 was dark red-ish... I watched the entire Colonoscopy Procedure on computer monitor... It was Fascinating to watch...
+cheyenne hall Idk exactly. He doesn't respond so I assume he is a goner. Anyway I'm going to say that out of respect just in any case R.I.P Bryan Houston you will be missed (this applies only if he is dead).
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My sister-in-law is 51, & was diagnosed with this in April, after seeing her doctor about feeling tired. She was found to be severely anemic, & after tests, it was discovered that she was into stage 2 colon cancer. She had surgery in May, & has recovered very well, & there are no indications that it has spread anywhere. She was offered chemo, as an "insurance policy" against the disease, but chose not to have it, as she feels so well now, & the chemo would likely make her feel bad, & it only improved her chances against it returning by a very low percentage.
Sometimes blood is in my stool. Not frequently though. And notice it's usually when I eat poorly. Btw Both my mom and dad have passed from cancer (mom had breast then it spread. Dad had kidney) so I am scared.
Blood in your stool is a symptom of colon cancer so you should have it checked out waiting is a bad idea since if you have it the cancer will only get worse. I had blood in my stool and went in to get a colonoscopy. The doctor said my prep was not good so he could not complete it. The next day I had extreme pain and went to the emergency room and they did a CT with IV agent scan and did not find anything. I left and came back the same day and was admitted, they ended up removing a tumer the size of a golf ball, I had stage IIA cancer. I originally thought I did not have cancer since I had not eaten red meat in 20 years, ate huge amounts of fruit and tried to avoid chemical additives .
The way I see it, a routine colonoscopy is easier than getting one when you are ill; that would not be very pleasant. And also, if they find something then you have time to think, since you are not ill yet.
My uncle has this cancer right now. He's been fighting it for almost a year and a half. My biological aunt passed away from colon cancer when she was 45 years old. I'm 38 and scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 days because of severe abdominal pain, wall thickening, inflammation, etc. I'm not worried about colon cancer with myself, but it has made me more aware of the awful disease that many people are battling. Also, I've made sure to start bugging my older relatives about keeping up with their 5 or 10 year colonoscopies.
how long should medicines continue after colon cancer is cured and 8 chemotherapy complete -- colon cancer detected very early -- blood test normal-- life was always normal-- how long should medicines continue ? Pls let me know -- thanking u sir
I had mine done today yes I have a descending mass two small polyp removed. 5 biopsy done. On this mass with the fiber I eat I was taking back 5yrs ago perfect .I do not do a lot of red meat. Had gastric bypass 2008 gallbladder taken out. Day after thanksgiving. Still was having stomach discomfort. My intuition told me get a gastric empty test. Last week. I am a little shaken until test. Yes former smoker. Do not drink. Thank god. But god gave me a sign. Do you think I need a upper g.I. done.? After gallbladder light bulb went off. I did limit my fat intake im slowly going vegan.
Vegan, vegetarian or meat eater .... It just doesn't matter, as I have vegan and vegetarian friends and relatives who have caner or died from Cancer, and I have super fit meat eating friends who have survived and some that haven't ..... The vegan and vegetarian cancer sufferers lasted for less time..... Sorry to burst the "healthy eating / juicing / organic" bubble. Cancer doesn't discriminate..... it just happens to anyone, and sometimes it kills, and sometimes it doesn't.
Nick Johnson alright sorry for being rude. Although I know veganism is the best diet for a human being I do admit that it will never 100% keep us from unfortunate and unpleasant dieseases like cancer and such.
Anna Lisa ... Vegan, vegetarian or meat eater .... It just doesn't matter, as I have vegan and vegetarian friends and relatives who have caner or died from Cancer, and I have super fit meat eating friends who have survived and some that haven't ..... The vegan and vegetarian cancer sufferers lasted for less time..... Sorry to burst the "healthy eating / juicing / organic" bubble. Cancer doesn't discriminate..... it just happens to anyone, and sometimes it kills, and sometimes it doesn't.
It’s not only about what you eat. It’s a combination do factors including life style, genes etc. don’t be so quick to make a conclusion about why someone gets cancer. Some people get it even if they eat healthy.
LightSnowOvernight there is no such thing as genetic disposition it should be called traditional eating because you eat what your parents ate, getting more processed with each generation because we stay so busy we don't cook from scratch anymore.
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