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Colon Cancer Treatment: Whats New

The recommended colon cancer treatment or intestinal cancer is surgery. Colon cancer is one of the gastrointestinal cancer in which surgery carries a very good prognosis. Patient should be fit for surgery and cancer should be resectable. Recent studies suggest that no bowel preparation is required before surgery.Patient should be on clear liquid diet one day prior to surgery

  • Colon Cancer Treatment: Curative

The standard surgical treatment of colon cancer is radical colectomy. Colon is divided into four parts, ascending or right colon, transverse colon, descending or left colon and sigmoid colon. Depending on location of cancer respective colectomy is done. After colonic resection depending on patient nutrition status and tumor burden either anastomosis is done or stoma is created. Minimal 12 lymph nodes is the criteria for adequate lymadenectomy for colon cancer has been recommended. If the number of lymph nodes resected is less than 12 then the patient need adjuvant chemotherapy irrespective of staging on histopathology report

Colon cancers are being operated more frequently laparoscopically by Laparoscopic surgeon. The length of incision in laparoscopic surgery is very minimum as compared to open surgery. Minimal incision cause less pain in the post-op period, allow early mobilization of patient and early recovery

Colon Cancer Treatment
Treatment of Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Treatment: Palliative

Palliative surgery is done for multiple site metastatic disease.The two most common symptoms for which palliation is required is large bowel obstruction and bleeding. Right or ascending colon have a tendency to bleed. Left or descending colon because diameter is less compared to right colon causes obstruction. For patients who present with large bowel obstruction depending on tumor burden and patient nutrition status either bypass is done or stoma is created. For bleeding tumors resection is done and attendants are counselled for high risk surgery

  • ¬†Colon Cancer Treatment: Role of Chemo-Radiotherapy

Colon cancer are less sensitive to chemo-radiotherapy thats why its role is minimal in the management of colon cancer

Consult Dr Amit Jain MS MCh (GI Surgery) Best ColoRectal Surgeon in India Delhi for Treatment of Colon Cancer.Fellow in Advance Laparoscopic ColoRectal Surgery

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