Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 5 hours.

Days of Stayusually 7 to 8 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer happens when abnormal cells grow in the large intestine or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer may occur together. It extends from the end of the small bowel to the rectum.  

TYPES OF COLON CANCER:

  • Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer signs and symptoms include:

  • A change of bowel habits, including
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Abdominal discomfort,
  • Gas or pain
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Iron deficiency anaemia

Colon cancer risk factor includes:

  • Older age
  • Race
  • A family history of colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyps
  • Diabetes & Obesity
  • Smoking & Alcohol
  • The colon cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the oncology surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The oncology surgeon should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Oncology surgeon advice some investigation ( blood test, CT scan and Colonoscopy ) for healthy people with no symptoms in order to look for early colon cancer. To know colon cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. Screening has been shown to reduce your risk of dying of colon cancer. The stages of colon cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of a colon cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery: The type of surgery will depend on whether it is for colon or rectal cancer.   For early stage of colon cancer patient need minimally invasive surgery is the best option for colonoscopy. If a patient needs invasive colon cancer surgery, doctor will advise you Partial colectomy.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to help control and shrink a tumour. It can be given before or after colon surgery. Chemotherapy helps the patients to stop the recurrence of Colon cancer.
  • Radiation therapy: Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroy colon cancer cells and delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is normally given after surgery, sometimes doctors’ advice for immunotherapy with antibodies such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo) for good results.

 

Patients needs follow with routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years.  

 

Survival rates for any cancer depend on stage,  grade and age.

 Stage of Colon Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

100%

Stage I

92%

Stage II

Around 87%

Stage III

Around 63%

Stage IV

20%

  • Are you board-certified Oncologist surgeon?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my Colon cancer?
  • Where is my colon cancer located in my colon?
  • What is the stage of my colon cancer?
  • What is the life expectancy of someone with colon cancer?
  • Has my colon cancer spread to other parts of my body?
  • Can you get cured of colon cancer?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • How long is chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer?
  • How will long time take this Colon cancer surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this Colon cancer surgery?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of Colon cancer?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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COLON CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 5 hours.

Days of Stayusually 7 to 8 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer happens when abnormal cells grow in the large intestine or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer may occur together. It extends from the end of the small bowel to the rectum.  

TYPES OF COLON CANCER:

  • Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer

symptoms

Colon cancer signs and symptoms include:

  • A change of bowel habits, including
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Abdominal discomfort,
  • Gas or pain
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Iron deficiency anaemia

risk factors

Colon cancer risk factor includes:

  • Older age
  • Race
  • A family history of colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyps
  • Diabetes & Obesity
  • Smoking & Alcohol

preparation

  • The colon cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the oncology surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The oncology surgeon should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Oncology surgeon advice some investigation ( blood test, CT scan and Colonoscopy ) for healthy people with no symptoms in order to look for early colon cancer. To know colon cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. Screening has been shown to reduce your risk of dying of colon cancer. The stages of colon cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of a colon cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery: The type of surgery will depend on whether it is for colon or rectal cancer.   For early stage of colon cancer patient need minimally invasive surgery is the best option for colonoscopy. If a patient needs invasive colon cancer surgery, doctor will advise you Partial colectomy.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to help control and shrink a tumour. It can be given before or after colon surgery. Chemotherapy helps the patients to stop the recurrence of Colon cancer.
  • Radiation therapy: Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroy colon cancer cells and delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is normally given after surgery, sometimes doctors’ advice for immunotherapy with antibodies such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo) for good results.

 

post procedure

Patients needs follow with routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years.  

 

success rate

Survival rates for any cancer depend on stage,  grade and age.

 Stage of Colon Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

100%

Stage I

92%

Stage II

Around 87%

Stage III

Around 63%

Stage IV

20%

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified Oncologist surgeon?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my Colon cancer?
  • Where is my colon cancer located in my colon?
  • What is the stage of my colon cancer?
  • What is the life expectancy of someone with colon cancer?
  • Has my colon cancer spread to other parts of my body?
  • Can you get cured of colon cancer?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • How long is chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer?
  • How will long time take this Colon cancer surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this Colon cancer surgery?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of Colon cancer?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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