Ulcerative Colitis, Including Tumors Or Cancer?
I want to ask, my father is sick and after doing the lab results with non-specification Chronic Colitis indications, and was prescribed a drug, one of which is Xeloda, as far as I know this drug is a drug used in cancer treatment. what I want to ask, is this chronic colitis included in the tumor / cancer category? Because after taking the medicine, my father’s condition actually deteriorated. Thank you, very much awaiting the explanation
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Inflammation of the intestine is a condition in which the intestines become inflamed. This condition is divided into two types, namely ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both of these diseases are chronic inflammation and the cause is not certain.
For ulcerative colitis itself, there is a wound on the lining of the large intestine, causing symptoms in the form of stool mixed with blood, abdominal pain or cramps, fever, weight loss, fatigue, and frequent urge to defecate but nothing comes out. Among the factors that increase a person's risk for this disease are:
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The drug that you mentioned contains capecitabine and is indeed a drug commonly given to cancer sufferers, such as colon cancer and breast cancer. And indeed colitis is not a cancer or a tumor. It is an inflammatory condition and there is no malignant growth of tissue at all. Even if you suffer from this inflammatory disease for a long time, this could be a risk factor for colon cancer. Our advice is to ask your doctor again about your father's condition, about whether the diagnosis is true and why the drugs given actually reduce your father's condition. As a patient, you also have the right to get a second opinion from an internal medicine specialist, digestive surgeon or other gastroenterologist regarding your father's illness.
Meanwhile, if indeed by taking medicine, your father's condition decreases, it is okay not to take it first. Hopefully answered your question.