Rectal Cancer Quiz

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Carlos Cuenca, MD (General Surgery)

Dr. Cuenca graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a categorical surgical resident at UC Davis Health.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Stools looks like strawberry jam

  • Stool looks like raspberry jelly

  • Stringy poop

  • Poop looks like strawberry jam

  • Poo looks like currant jelly

  • Pencil thin stools

  • Blood and mucus in stool

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What is Rectal Cancer?

Rectal cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the rectum. Malignant, or cancerous cells, form in the rectal tissue and can spread to other parts of the body.

Typical Symptoms of Rectal Cancer

  • Blood in stool

  • Stool has become narrower in caliber, like a pencil

  • Feeling the need to pass motion even though nothing comes out

  • History of having blood in the stool on testing

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

  • Feeling unable to completely empty the bowels, despite trying

  • Lower abdominal pain

  • Abdominal pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Rectal Cancer

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Is your stool thin and narrow like a pencil?

  • Do you frequently feel the need to have a bowel movement but can't?

  • Have you ever tested positive for occult blood in your stool?

  • Do you have pain in the lower left abdomen?

Treatmentof Rectal Cancer

Treatment options for rectal cancer include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and active surveillance. Your doctor may recommend a combination of different treatments depending on the stage of the cancer.

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References

  • Wilkinson N. Management of Rectal Cancer. Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;100(3):615-628. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2020.02.014. Epub 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32402304.

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  • São Julião GP, Habr-Gama A, Vailati BB, Araujo SEA, Fernandez LM, Perez RO. New Strategies in Rectal Cancer. Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;97(3):587-604. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2017.01.008. PMID: 28501249.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0039610917300087?via%3Dihub

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  • Li Y, Wang J, Ma X, Tan L, Yan Y, Xue C, Hui B, Liu R, Ma H, Ren J. A Review of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Int J Biol Sci. 2016 Jul 17;12(8):1022-31. doi: 10.7150/ijbs.15438. PMID: 27489505; PMCID: PMC4971740.

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User Testimonials

Reviewed By:

Carlos Cuenca, MD

Carlos Cuenca, MD (General Surgery)

Dr. Cuenca graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a categorical surgical resident at UC Davis Health.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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