Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer for short. As the drawing shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.
Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find polyps so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage when treatment works best.
Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer do not always cause symptoms, especially at first. Someone could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is so important. The symptoms that show up include:
Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement).
Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
Losing weight, and you do not know why.
If you have any of these symptoms, talk to a doctor, they may be caused by something else other than cancer, and the only way to know is to get tested by a doctor.
The treatment most likely to help you depends on your situation, including the location of your cancer, its stage, and your other health concerns. Treatment for colon cancer usually involves surgery to remove cancer. Other treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, might also be recommended.
Surgery for Early-stage Colon Cancer
If your colon cancer is very small, your doctor may recommend a minimally invasive approach to surgery, such as:
Removing polyps during a colonoscopy (polypectomy). If your cancer is small, localized, completely contained within a polyp, and in a very early stage, your doctor may be able to remove it completely during a colonoscopy.
Endoscopic mucosal resection. Larger polyps might be removed during colonoscopy using special tools to remove the polyp, and a small amount of the inner lining of the colon in a procedure called an endoscopic mucosal resection.
Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery). Polyps that can’t be removed during a colonoscopy may be removed using laparoscopic surgery. In this procedure, your surgeon performs the operation through several small incisions in your abdominal wall, inserting instruments with attached cameras that display your colon on a video monitor. The surgeon may also take samples from lymph nodes in the area where the cancer is located.
Surgery for More Advanced Colon Cancer
If cancer has grown into or through your colon, your surgeon may recommend the following:
Partial colectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the part of your colon that contains cancer, along with a margin of normal tissue on either side of cancer. Your surgeon is often able to reconnect the healthy portions of your colon or rectum. This procedure can commonly be done by a minimally invasive approach (laparoscopy).
Surgery to create a way for waste to leave your body. When it is not possible to reconnect the healthy portions of your colon or rectum, you may need an ostomy. This involves creating an opening in the wall of your abdomen from a portion of the remaining bowel for the elimination of stool into a bag that fits securely over the opening.
Sometimes, the ostomy is only temporary, allowing your colon or rectum time to heal after surgery. In some cases, however, the colostomy may be permanent.
Lymph node removal. Nearby lymph nodes are usually also removed during colon cancer surgery and tested for cancer.
Surgery for Advanced Cancer
If your cancer is very advanced or your overall health very poor, your surgeon may recommend an operation to relieve a blockage of your colon or other conditions to improve your symptoms. This surgery is not done to cure cancer but instead to relieve signs and symptoms, such as blockage, bleeding, or pain.
In specific cases where cancer has spread only to the liver or lung, but your overall health is otherwise good, your doctor may recommend surgery or other localized treatments to remove cancer. Chemotherapy may be used before or after this type of procedure. This approach provides a chance to be free of cancer over the long term.
With our expertise, we strive to improve outcomes and enhance the quality of life for those affected by colorectal cancer.
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