Colorectal Cancer Cost In Egypt

Cost of Colorectal Cancer in Egypt: Detailed Overview

a malignant tumor arising in the lining of the large intestine is known as colorectal cancer as it might arise from the colon or rectum. The colon is the large bowel at the end of the digestive tract and the rectum is the passageway. Generally affect older individuals and starts as a non-cancerous lump or polyp inside the colon. there are no specific signs and symptoms other than weightloss, loss of appetite, and feeling of heaviness even after passing stool.
For the treatment of colon cancer, we have many options, for initial stage surgery is required based on the stage of cancer it can be polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, laparoscopic removal of polyps. 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 treatment. Palliative care is important as the body has to accommodate after surgery.

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if we talk about five-year survival rate for benign colon cancer is around 90%, but in cases of metastasis, it is 63%. The contribution of regular screening is quite high in reducing the death rate and early diagnosis as well.
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To diagnose colon cancer, a colonoscopy is done to examine the inside of your colon. Blood Tests can not determine if you have colon cancer, but it gives insight into your overall health, such as liver and kidney function tests. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Colon cancer can be treated utilizing drugs, which can be given directly into the bloodstream or orally. These medicines are not covered in the package.

Chemotherapy may also be used after surgery (called adjuvant treatment) for about 6 months or depending on the severity of the cancer. After completing treatment for colorectal cancer, you should still see your doctor regularly to look for signs cancer has come back or spread. Doctor visitation or other procedures done are not covered in the treatment plan. After surgery, colonoscopies are performed every 3 to 6 months for 3 years.

Expect to stay in the hospital for 4 to 5 days after surgery, the cost of the stay is generally included in your package. 

Though most health insurance plans available cover Colon Cancer, some guidelines typically pay only for inpatient hospitalization and treatment at hospitals. They do not cover the entire cost of treatment. Please check with your provider before selecting a treatment plan.

A comprehensive treatment plan for colorectal cancer may include a range of complementary and alternative therapies including Acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, use of vitamins/minerals, medicinal teas, and lastly relaxation techniques.

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Everything You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer: Q&A

Before the Procedure (10 Questions):

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

During the Procedure (9 Questions):

The surgery normally takes 1 to 4 hours

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Post the Procedure (5 Questions):

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

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

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.

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.

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

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