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Had Breast cancer, ulcers and tumor in stomach, kidney removed, and had cancer in the spine. Now patient is bleeding from rectum. Is it another cancer?

My sister had Breast cancer and her cancer was removed, later she found she had ulcers and they gave her meds for that shortly she found she had a 10 cm tumors removed that was pressing on her stomach and she lost 80 pounds last year they remove her kidney, she has been on chemo and then found she had cancer on her spine and was given radition and has taken 4 treatments of chemo. She has been complaing of being constipated and today she says she is bleeding from her rectum. She is due for an scan in 4 days to see if there is any change, We both are afraid she has stomach cancer. I am hoping it is ulcer. But if she has more cancer spreading, what is her outcome and how soon?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dear Diannalisi,
Breast cancer is metasized to spine most commanly. As she had ben on chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it might be due to chemoinduced and radition induced enterocolitis or proctitis. As mentioned constipation, it also could be due to the internal hemorroids. so it would better to have stool examination with occult blood and colonoscopy or protoscopy and endoscopy for the cause of bleeding.
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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