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Colon Cancer in India

Colon Cancer in India

Cancer of the large intestine is known as colon cancer. The colon is the last part of the digestive tract. Old age people are more susceptible to colon cancer. It develops as a polyp or benign non-cancerous lump later grows into cancer. Regular screening is advised to detect these polyps and remove them before developing further into a cancerous growth. Initial signs and symptoms may comprise of blood in the stool, repeated change in bowel habits, undefined weight loss, and a feeling that the bo... ... Read More

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 1000 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Colon Cancer in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Sameer Kaul

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 26 years of experience

Dr. Dipanjan Panda

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 15 years of experience

Dr. Manish Singhal

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 20 years of experience
Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) Bangalore
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Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) Bangalore

Multi Specialty
  • 650 Number of beds
  • Bangalore
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Doctors for Colon Cancer in Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) Bangalore

Dr. Poonam Patil

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 11 years of experience

Dr. Amit Rauthan

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 18 years of experience

Dr. Kakoli Lahkar

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 12 years of experience
Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
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Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai

Super Specialty
  • Number of beds
  • Chennai
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Doctors for Colon Cancer in Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai

Dr. Raja T

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 20 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer Treatment

Is colon cancer treatable?

Yes, colon cancer can be treated when it is being localized to the bowel. In most of the treatment option surgery is the only option

Can colon cancer be treated with medicine?

Yes, colon cancer can be treated using drugs which can either be given orally or directly in the blood stream.  They are referred to as systematic treatment because they can directly reach the cancer cells almost all the body.

What is the duration of surgery?

The surgery normally takes 1 to 4 hours

Are there any chances of recurrence?

Most recurrences will occur within 2 years of surgery and 90% by 5 years.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

You can resume your daily chores on going home but you need to avoid strenous exercised and lifts.After 1 to 2 weeks, you may be able to get back to most of your normal routine, such as walking and working.

Is colon cancer curable at Stage 3?

Colon cancer can be treated at stage three but there are only 40 percent chances of getting cure. Chemotherapy is being given after surgery in different stages of two, three and four because it has been shown to increase the survival rate.

How is colon cancer usually treated?

Surgical resection is the treatment choice of colon cancer this surgery is usually done in removing the cancer completely throughout the surgery. Surgery is being done to remove the cancer completely and in reconstructing the bowel.

Can colon cancer be treated by endoscope?

Polyps are being removed safely during cancer treatment, some of the very large polyps are also remove without surgery by using a endoscope. If you have got large polyps then polypectomy is being used in removing polyps.

How colon cancer is being treated at late stage?

When colon cancer spreads it will also spread to the lungs, brain, peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) and to the distant lymph nodes. If colon cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body, surgery may be used followed by chemotherapy. When the disease has spread to distant sites, chemotherapy may be used as the primary treatment, especially if surgery is unlikely to cure the cancer. If the disease has spread in the form of a small number of distant tumors, surgery may be used to help cure the disease or extend the patient’s lifespan.

How colon cancer are being treated laproscopically?

In laproscopic treatment, laproscopes are being passed into the abdomen region when the patient is under anaesthesia. The incision made in the surgery are smaller and the recovery time is short than the standard colon surgery.

How colon cancer is surgically treated?

Surgery is the removal of the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue during an operation. It is often called surgical resection. This is the most common treatment for colorectal cancer. In surgery the part of healthy colon or rectum and the nearby lymph nodes are also removed.

When will I have post-surgery follow up?

Follow-up visits for are usually scheduled every 3 to 6 months for the first 3 years and then every 6 months for the next 2 years. People treated for early stage cancer may be seen less often.

Will I be on some medications after the procedure?

Normally pain killers are given for 2 to 4 weeks after the procedure

What is colon cancer?

Colon cancer is the type of cancer which starts in the colon or rectum. This cancer is being found in the tissues of the colon.

How many days will I have to stay in hospital for my surgery?

Generally you are required to stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days

Can it be performed in any any age group?

Most polyps are protusions in th elining of the intestine. Surgery is recommend after the disease is is dectected in the age group 50 to 75 yrs. Screening of colon cancer is done at this age.

Is it possible that the polyps can “fall off” without having to surgically remove it?

No polyps cannot fall or cure on its own. They turn cancerous if left untreated

What are the signs and symptoms of colon cancer?

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer includes diarrhoea or constipation, changes in stool consistency, blood in stool, bright red bleeding from rectum, abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, weakness, unexplained weight loss, iron deficiency anemia and irritable bowel syndrome.

Is colon cancer easy to detect?

With screening you can  find colon cancer at an earlier stage. With regular screening colon can be prevented, because a small polyp will take around 10 to 15 years before they will develop into cancer.

Are there any restrictions after the procedure?

Be careful to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy exercise or lifting anything more than 20 pounds until you feel well, and your doctor gives his or her approval. Also, avoid taking baths or using hot tubs and swimming pools until your incisions have fully healed

What are some risk factors for colon cancer?

Some of the  risk factors of colon cancer includes lack of regular physical activity, diet low in fruits and vegetables, low-fiber diet, overweight and obesity, alcohol and tobacco use.

How early does colon cancer need to be detected?

Colon cancer should be detected early at an age of 50 but there is an increased risk in those people who have family history of colon cancer.

How do you know if you had colon cancer early?

Some of the signs and symptoms of colon cancer includes rectal bleeding, fatigue, abdominal pain and unintentional weight loss.

Will removing the polyps cure the disease?

Polyps are often non-cancerous growths, but some can develop into cancer. Removing polyps can not only prevent colorectal cancer, but also reduce deaths from the disease for years, according to a new study.

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