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 that grows into cancer.
Regular screening is advised to detect these polyps and remove them before developing further into cancerous growth.
Initial signs and symptoms may comprise blood in the stool, repeated changes in bowel habits, undefined weight loss, and a feeling that the bowel isn't completely empty.
For the treatment of colon cancer, we have many options. Surgery is required in the initial stage based on the cancer's location. It can be a Polypectomy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, or Laparoscopic removal of polyps.
However, in advanced cases, Partial Colectomy with lymph node dissection and sometimes an ostomy is done where a passage is created for passing stool.
Later on, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Targeted Drug Therapy, and Immunotherapy are used as adjuvant treatments.
Palliative care is essential as the body has to accommodate after surgery.
The cost of Colon Cancer includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include [Colonoscopy, blood test for tumour marker CEA ( carcinoembryonic antigen), Biopsy, Ultrasound, or X-ray.]
Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)
Type of surgery (Cryosurgery, Laser surgery, Electrosurgery, and Microscopically controlled surgery)
Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for chemotherapy or radiotherapy before or post-surgery)
Patient's hospital stay
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
The stage and type of cancer
Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy
Any additional tests may be required to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment
An extended stay at the Hospital
Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]
Popular Hospitals in Sharjah for Colon Cancer Treatment are:
The right doctor for treating Colon Cancer is a General surgeon or Gastroenterologist with a Surgical and Radiation Oncologist.
Listing popular specialists:
Consultant, 17 years of experience
Early screening programs, Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers, Diagnosis and treatment of GIT cancers, Diagnosis and treatment of urogenital cancers.
Consultant, 10 years of experience
Screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma and CML, Immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
The five-year survival rate for localized Colon Cancer is around 90%, but in cases of metastasis, it is 63%.
The contribution of regular screening is relatively high in reducing the death rate and early diagnosis.
Our Services for Colon Cancer Treatment in Sharjah
Transparent - Professional - Without Hassles
Kabir Zubairu From Nigeria Receives Chemotherapy in India
Ms. Meliana From Vanuatu Receives Chemotherapy in India
Zambia Patient Receives Chemotherapy in India
Patient from Nigeria Shares his Experience about Chemotherapy Treatment in India
Colorectal Cancer Treatment in India | Best Explained By Dr. Jalaj Baxi
Types of Cancer Therapy in India | Best Explained By Dr. Ishu Gupta
Life After Colon Cancer Surgery
Colorectal Cancer Explained by Dr. Kapil Kumar of Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
Colon and Breast Cancer Explained by Dr. Vedant Kabra of Manipal Hospital, New Delhi
NABH Certified Healthcare Discovery Platform
Vaidam is NABH certified healthcare discovery platform that will connect you to top-notch medical experts, hospitals, wellness options, and trusted travel partners to help identify and make the right healthcare choices.
Researched & Personalized Treatment Plan - Under One Roof
You can search for the best hospitals, read about them, view photographs of the facilities at the hospitals and the places at which the hospitals are located, and check the cost of treatment.
Quality Treatment Within Your Budget
As soon as you post an enquiry, the patient relation team will collect details from you, share them with the doctors and hospitals on Vaidam's panel, and get a personalized treatment plan. We research to get quality treatment within your budget.
Treatment to Travel
Vaidam concierge assists patients, to get medical Visa, the best airline fares and arrangements for your stay. Our concierge also helps you with daily travel, language, and food concerns. Vaidam does everything to be your perfect host. All of Vaidam’s services are free of cost to patients.
Vaidam Health has network in 15+ countries, which includes India, Turkey, UAE, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain.
Note: Vaidam Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services and information offered on www.vaidam.com are intended solely for informational purposes and cannot replace the professional consultation or treatment by a physician. Vaidam Health discourages copying, cloning of its webpages and its content and it will follow the legal procedures to protect its intellectual property