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Watery stool with blood in it. Is it colon cancer?

I BELIEVE MY HUSBAND HAS COLON CANCER WILL NOT SEE A DOCTOR , STOOLS ARE RUNNY AND LOOKS LIKE BLOOD IN THE STOOL HAVE FOUND DROPS OF BLOOD LIKE STOOL ON TOILET SEAT ON A FEW OCCASIONS THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS ALSO THE TOILET SEAT UNDERNEATH HAS TO BE CLEANED ALMOST EVERY TIME HE HAS USED THE BATHROOM WHICH IS QUITE OFTEN HE IS VERY THIN THESE LAST YEARS THINK THERE IS MORE WRONG WITH HIM THEN THIS HAS A COUGH THAT KIND OF MAKES ME FEARFUL , HE ALSO HAS GOUT AND WILL NOT SEE A DOCTOR BUT WILL GET MEDS FROM FRIENDS ONE HE HAS HERE NOW IS OVER A YEAR OLD
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Oncologist 's  Response
I would suggest your husband undergoes colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy.
He can also do blood for CEA estimation,stool for occult blood test.
Imaging tests would include CT scan of whole abdomen and x ray chest PA view.
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Vandana Khare's  Response
Hi!
Welcome to HCM!
Although colon cancer may also present with blood in stool and alternate diarrhoea and constipation but there is nothing which can label these symptoms to be due to cancer.it can be due to haemorrhoids as well as several other causes.
Colonoscopy that is direct visualisation of colon is the investigation of choice to rule out cancer.Tumor marker in a simple blood test for CEA ,CA 19-9 can be done but a visit to gastroenterologist is a must!
hope this will help you!
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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