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Week of November 10, 2003

    Question:   My wife is 33 years old. In May of 2000 she had a very small (1-2 cm) tumor removed from her colon which was cancerous. The doctors said that no further treatment was necessary because it was such a small tumor and it was non-invasive. She has had a colonoscopy every 6 months for 3 years without any problems. In January of 2003 she was diagnosed with cancer in her lymph nodes although her colon was still free of cancer. If colon cancer was a non-invasive tumor and was contained in the colon, is it possible for the cancer to spread outside the colon?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer


    Question:   Just recently I was diagnosed with Cyclotropia. I have not found anyone in my immediate area (Sebastopol, CA) that is able to treat this condition. I was told that there are eye exercises or possibly a surgical intervention that would help. Do you have any suggestions?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer