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Site-specific colonic cancer

Introduction: Site-specific colonic cancer

Description of Site-specific colonic cancer

Site-specific colonic cancer (medical condition): Lynch syndrome is a rare disorder.The estimated proportion of all...more »

See also:

Lynch syndrome type I:
  »Introduction: Lynch syndrome type I
  »Symptoms of Lynch syndrome type I
  »Causes of Lynch syndrome type I
  »Treatments for Lynch syndrome type I

Site-specific colonic cancer: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Site-specific colonic cancer:

Site-specific colonic cancer as a Disease

Site-specific colonic cancer: Another name for Lynch syndrome type I (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Lynch syndrome type I
  »Symptoms of Lynch syndrome type I
  »Causes of Lynch syndrome type I
  »Treatments for Lynch syndrome type I

Site-specific colonic cancer: Related Diseases

Site-specific colonic cancer: Site-specific colonic cancer is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Site-specific colonic cancer

Some of the causes of Site-specific colonic cancer are included in the list below:

  • Mutations or alterations of particular genes
  • Age is the primary risk factor
  • Family history of Lynch syndrome, you're at much greater risk of inheriting this condition yourself
  • Daily alcohol use (may double the risk)
  • Eating a high-fat, low-fiber diet

Symptoms of Site-specific colonic cancer (Lynch syndrome type I)

Some of the symptoms of Site-specific colonic cancer incude:

  • Changes in bowel habits - for example, constipation or diarrhea that persists for longer than several days.
  • Change in appetite.
  • Abdominal pain and even an abdominal mass.
  • Feelings of fatigue or weakness.
  • Black, tarry stool, which may represent bleeding above the rectum.

Treatments for Site-specific colonic cancer (Lynch syndrome type I)

Treatments for Site-specific colonic cancer (Lynch syndrome type I) include:

  • Frequent colonoscopy
  • Chemotherapy, which uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. This approach often follows surgery
  • Surgery may also be an option in people who carry the genetic mutation of Lynch syndrome, even if they don't yet have colorectal cancer
  • The standard treatment is to give radiotherapy after surgery to women in certain circumstances
  • Most people with Lynch syndrome choose frequent colonoscopies over prophylactic surgery

Treatment of Site-specific colonic cancer: For more treatment information about Site-specific colonic cancer, see treatment of Lynch syndrome type I (Site-specific colonic cancer)

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