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Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). When colon cancer is suspected, a colonoscopy is performed to confirm the diagnosis and locate the tumor.
Symptoms of Colon Cancer
When colon cancer is detected in its early stages, it may not show any symptoms. Symptoms vary according to the specific location within the colon where the tumor is located. Some symptoms and signs of colon cancer are:
Depending on the type and stage of the cancer and other factors, treatment options for people with colon cancer can include:
Colectomy: Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of your colon. A colectomy is usually done if colon cancer is in its earlier stages. If the cancer has grown past the early stages, a more extensive colectomy may be an option. Learn more.
Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy is a procedure that uses high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells. There are several different types of radiation therapy:
Chemotherapy:Chemotherapy is a procedure that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, usually by ending the cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide. Learn more
The end of the Colon Cancer treatment can be stressful . You will experience fatigue, soreness and pain in the surgical site. You may be allowed to drink only liquids till your colon recovers completely.
Your may have to visit your doctor every 3 to 6 months for the first couple of years after cancer treatment.
The colon cancer treatment hospitals in India have aggregated years of experience and expertise in treating colon cancer. The amalgamation of the colon cancer doctors in India with the finest talent, latest equipments and deep expertise in combating colon cancer with a team using the best of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy delivers positive outcomes.Learn Less
Top Doctors for Colon Cancer
Dr. Ravichand Siddachari
MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MRCS (UK), FRCS - General Surgery (Upper GI), MCh - transplant, MCh - Surgical Oncology, Senior Residency Training Program (Surgical Oncology), Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery, Transplant fellowship,GastroIntestinal Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic
17 Yrs of Experience
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, SatManipal Hospital, Old Airport Road
Dr. Radhyesham Naik
MD, DM inMedical Oncology. He received advanced training from the world's leading institutions including M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, USA, International School for Cancer Care, Oxford, UK, University of New South Wales,Australia etc
25 Yrs of Experience
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriHCG, Kalinga Rao Road
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