Q. Am I suffering from colon or rectal cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 31, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 25, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 47 year old female. My weight is 95 kg. My symptoms are blood in stools and stomach bloating. Initially, we suspected piles. But, the doctor said it may be colon or rectal cancer. Colonoscopy, blood tests and CT scan are done and I have attached the reports for your reference. I would like to know the actual problem. How serious is it?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • This is quite serious. I would like to wait for biopsy results, but looks like anorectal cancer. But, luckily it is well within a curative stage.
  • You can have either direct surgery or chemotherapy followed by surgery. Chance of recurrence of the tumor is relatively low in chemotherapy followed by surgery.
  • In surgery, most of the time we can avoid permanent stoma. In your case, the requirement depends upon the clinical examination. Surgery is quite safe and curative, so you should go ahead.

For further information consult a surgical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/surgical-gastroenterologist


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