Colon Cancer

Colon or large intestine cancer primarily develops in the elderly. Benign polyps on the inner wall of the colon undergo malignant transformation. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, bloody stools, changes in bowel habits, etc. Obesity, alcoholism, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, old age, family history, diabetes, food lacking fibers and rich in fat, inflammatory intestinal diseases, family history, etc., are the risk factors. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy are the available treatment options.

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy after colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My 43 years old father has colon cancer. He had undergone hemicolectomy laparoscopic surgery, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy with Xelox (Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine). I am here to ask you about the side effects of chemo that my father is experiencing from the first cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Diarrhea could be due to surgery or chemotherapy or both. Normally, the patients should not have this much diarrhea. If it remains uncontrolled, you may have to stop chemotherapy for some days.Weight loss is common in this condition. After chemotherapy, he should be fine. A...  Read Full »

Kindly review my mother's report and suggest a good treatment plan for her colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother underwent laparoscopic surgery for her colorectal cancer 45 days ago. And now she is advised for chemotherapy. Please suggest a good treatment for my mother based on the reports attached. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.She has carcinoma of the sigmoid colon, and the stage of cancer is III. For this, she will need atleast six chemotherapy cycles which are given every three weeks. Folfox or Capox chemotherapy will be done depending on the patient's fitness. As this is a curative disease,...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 3 colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the CT report of my mother. Could you please verify the reports and suggest the best treatment for her? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you must be very upset while seeing these reports. The CT (computed tomography) scan findings are raising the possibility of colorectal cancer, although it needs to be proven in the biopsy (attachments removed to protect the patient’s i...  Read Full »

Can frequent bowel issues and low Hb be signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches, and I weigh about 87 kg. For the past 4 to 5 years, I am suffering from indigestion. This got more serious in the recent years. It used to occur three to four times every week, especially after lunch. I sought medical help an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you are most likely having NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). It is caused by an increased fat and carbohydrate intake leading to a fatty liver. Over a long time, like 20 years, it can lead to liver failure and cancer of the liver. You al...  Read Full »

Is occult blood in the stool test suggestive of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from inflammatory bowel disease for the past nine years. And I am noticing white ball-like structures in my stool for the past year. I consulted my doctor for this issue, and he advised me to do a stool test. The reports showed the presence of occult blood. I am worried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder, and it does not have an organic cause. I have thoroughly read the history you have provided. Kindly share the results of all the investigations that...  Read Full »

Does diverticulitis increase the risk of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having lower left pelvic pain, so I got a CT scan of the abdomen done. I was diagnosed with mild diverticulitis and diverticulosis. The doctor gave me Flagyl and Cipro. Is it serious? Can this lead to colon cancer? I am very scared. How can you tell that it is diverticuliti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, diverticulosis is a common condition, and most patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. The risk associated with this condition are diverticulitis, which is an infection of the diverticulum pouches, and risk of bleeding. Approximately 75 to 80...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to toilet last week and noticed a tiny speck of blood while wiping. I am not sure whether it was blood. Yesterday, I went to the toilet in the morning and noticed a dark maroon-type substance mixed with my stool while wiping. On other wipes, it was not present. So I became sad and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image taken before a week does not show any blood. Yesterday's photo shows a jelly-type material or mucus. But this does not look like blood. I agree that this is a part of your food....  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and treatment for colorectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 64 years old. His weight is 52 kg. One week back, he underwent surgery and first chemotherapy for transverse colon cancer third stage. After chemotherapy, he is passing blood in the stool. Why is it so? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As he is post-operative, blood in the stool can occur because of fresh surgery. Consult the surgeon who operated on him and, if possible, do a colonoscopy to look at the origin of bleeding. If it is a minor bleed, they will cauterize it during a colonoscopy itself. If i...  Read Full »

Is chronic constipation a sign of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have always had bowel movement issues for as long as I can remember, not having a movement for five days. About a year ago, I noticed some blood in my stool on a few occasions. I went to the GI doctor, and he ran multiple tests (fecal calprotectin, FIT, abdomen CT s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems chronic constipation. Your anxiety may or may not be contributing to this constipation. Possible causes of constipation of that much duration seem to be due to chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), of pelvic dyssynergia or also called anismus or dyssynergi...  Read Full »

Does elevated blood sugar post coloanal anastomosis and ileostomy indicate diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 34 years old. He recently underwent a low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis and ileostomy for stage 2 Ca rectum. On day 2 of surgery, he started to have nausea and vomiting. On day 4, after surgery, we were told he had developed some post-operative ileus, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your brother. I am not sure if the sugar values mentioned here are taken at a particular time of the day. I assume them to be random blood sugar levels. Nausea and vomiting could be because of the effect of anesthesia and the antibiotics h...  Read Full »

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