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Duodenum And Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Saturday, August 29, 2009, 14:27
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Cancer of the duodenum is almost unknown , and this local immunity when compared to the frequent occurrence in the contiguous stomach is an intriguing feature of this strange disease. Cancer of the whole small intestine is also remarkably rare, and this relative immunity is thought to be due to the fast transit times of ingested foods with their associated carcinoges, minimizing any local exposure. This form of cancer often announces itself quite abruptly as an acute intestinal obstruction with frequent colicky abdominal pains, rapidly increasing abdominal distension, and profuse vomiting a situation requiring emergency surgery, during which this comparatively rare diagnosis is established. The surgical problem is handled by carrying out a wedge resection.

This stand art operative procedure remove the tumor, an adequate margin of healthy intestine above and below it, and a wedge of the mesentery containing the related lymph nodes. If the primary tumor is resectable it must be removed or at least bypassed to relieve the urgent symptoms. A variety of histological types of tumor occur in this area, and none can be treated  by radiotherapy. If the tumor is a carcinoma and liver or other irresectable metastases are present, chemotherapy is of only dubious value. If however, the tumor is a sarcoma, and in particular a lymphosarcoma, chemotherapy can prove to be highly beneficial.

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4 Responses to “Duodenum And Small Intestine Cancer Treatment”

  1. David
    29 September, 2009, 22:05

    duodenal

  2. David
    29 September, 2009, 22:07

    Hi,
    In 1987 a biopsy taken during a duodenal bypass (that should never had been performed) proved Cancerous and the diagnosis duodenal cancer my experience = abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and chronic GI bleeding.
    I was 27 years old. With no genetic predisposition and all civilian elements were methodically ruled out .
    Leaving the only other possible assumption to be ” the cancer was created by exposure to some toxic element to which I was exposed during my first five years as a Canadian air force avionics tech. ”
    The military does not cope well with chronically disabled members so I lost my vocation.
    My question if any could answer is , Can cancer in this part of the body be linked to any environment such as x-ray, 500,000 watt microwave, or other ca agents in that air environment ?
    I was not granted benefit of doubt so I have no pension to help me pay the cost of enzyme replacement therapy. Does any one know about cause after all genetic and civilian environmental elements have been ruled out. Is there a way to form a case for pension coverage?
    It has been 20 years and I am not able to gain access to insurance or pension benefits because I am “Too disabled” by this for such consideration or rehabilitation to full time employment.
    If Not,
    then a note to the wise:
    If you are healthy, strong and have worked in civilian jobs and have a MOT medical catagory fit for all duties but are predisposed to human frailty such as bleeding when you are cut, Or developed burned skin when set on fire, and other examples I am sure you are aware of, Do not join the Canadian Forces as the pension will not cover such pre exsisting conditions.
    If however you can prove far beyond any outrageous doubt that this cancer could be due to military duties then please let me know.

    Thanks
    David
    Just venting.

  3. 29 September, 2009, 22:49

    Hi David. Sorry to hear about your disease. For now that is all the information i get :

    The causes of this cancer are not known, but factors that contribute to its development include exposure to carcinogens such as chemicals, radiation, and viruses. In addition, smoking and a poor diet may contribute to the incidence of small intestine cancer. The incidence of cancer is higher in obese individuals. http://www.answers.com/topic/small-intestine-cancer-1

  4. 19 December, 2010, 12:51

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