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Rectal Cancer

Rectal cancer is cancer affecting the rectum. The risk factors are aging, diet, and a family history of colorectal cancer. Initially, they do not cause any symptoms. It is diagnosed by screening. The signs and symptoms are changes in bowel habits and rectal bleeding with blood. Rectal cancer can be managed by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

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I am having scrotal and pelvic issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since two years, I am having pelvic pain, scrotal pain (scrotal veins) and the penis has become visibly smaller. There is erectile dysfunction, loose skin above the penis and between scrotum and anus, diarrhea, mood swings, muscle spasm, joints issues, GERD, hormonal changes (level of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All your symptoms fit into changes concerned with the liver parenchymal disease with associated varices and enzyme deficiencies rather than rectal cancer. However, on observing your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I could deduce- There is no recta...  Read Full »

I get acne-type feelings inside my rectum. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male with no health issues except some OCD problem (I am taking Prodep 20 mg every day). I have a habit of cleaning myself after my toilet by putting my washed finger inside my rectum to clean any leftover feces. Unless I do that, I feel uncomfortable, and this has...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I will guide you.  Read Full »

How to differentiate between prostate cancer and rectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle has been diagnosed with cancer. I am looking for treatment options and advice from an oncologist. The current doctor who has been treating him has suggested we stop all treatment as he may not have much time left. I am looking for other options or opinions this is what one o...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Bhushan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is quite sad that your uncle has advanced stage of cancer. As you asked me how to differentiate between prostate and rectal cancer. There are three possible ways. 1. Serum PSA (noninvasiv...  Read Full »

Can chemotherapy cause emboli formation?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient has stage 3 rectal cancer. He had brachytherapy radiation last summer. Through surgery, they removed the rectum, surrounding mesorectal fat, and involved lymph nodes. Pathology declared radiation to be a complete response and no cancer was found. FOLFOX chemo has begun 14 mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, it appears to be secondary to chemotherapy-induced thrombosis. It is usually secondary to the development of venous thrombi usually in deeper veins of the legs. Prolonged bed rest could be an additional factor along...  Read Full »

My husband has cancer in the lungs three years after the removal of rectal cancer. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, three years ago, had rectal cancer removed with no treatment, and now two spots in the lungs are cancer. He is 52-year-old. I was wondering what type of surgery or treatment might be needed? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on the history provided, your husband had rectal cancer three years ago. For which he had undergone surgery. He did not receive any additional treatment in the form of radiotherapy or chemotherapy...  Read Full »

How common is rectal cancer recurrence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old female, operated cancer breast and cancer rectum. I completed the treatment for breast cancer. I underwent neoadjuvant CTRT and anterior resection with covering ileostomy for cancer rectum. I completed adjuvant chemotherapy and ileostomy closure done. My CT thorax sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your reports, your mammography is normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). CT (computed tomography) shows retroperitoneal lymph nodes and multiple hypodense lesions. Chances for breast cancer recurring after 10 years are usually unlikely. W...  Read Full »

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