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Cecal masses are where the appendix joins the small and large intestine together. It is the farthest end of the colon, which is the absolute limit of colonoscopy to see.
So, they may NOT be able to see the entire cecum with this procedure.
Yes. here. I plan to get a colonoscopy. What should I be concerned about?
causes include infection, ascess, appendix enlarged, retroperitoneal masses, and of course tumors.
That's why the scope is doing done asap.
as soon as possible.
Should you be scared? I can't say.
But being scared is certainly not going to change the otucome of the test.
Is colon cancer common in the secum?
So, better to exercise and take relaxing walks until it is defined.,
Atr age 69, yes, cancer of the colon and cecum is more common than age 50.
I can NOT give you a stat on how MANY cecal masses are cancerous, however.
But I'd guesstimate 10% maybe.
Thank you. I think that is all I need to know at this time.
The rest are just associated with the appendix, or outpouchings called diverticli that are infalmed.
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