When cancer cells begin to develop in the colon or rectum the condition is called colon, rectal or sometimes, bowel cancer. This type of cancer is caused by the unusually large growth of cells that can attack other parts of the body leading to various symptoms such as blood in the stool, change bowel movement, abnormal weight loss and fatigue.
Once diagnosed, there are many treatment options a patient can look up to cure the disease. His list of methods of treatment may include the following options.
People suffering from bowel cancer should be placed under the supervision a multidisciplinary team (MDT). It is team of specialists who will work to give the best treatment to cure the patient completely. This team will be part of a cancer surgeon, an oncologist, radiologist, pathologist, radiographer and nurse practitioner. There may be other members in the team as a physiotherapist, dietitian and occupational therapist. While this team of specialists will decide the type of treatment for you, consider the following factors:
based on this, the next treatment can be given:
surgery to treat bowel cancer is possible only if it is at an early stage. Only possible at this stage to remove a small piece of the lining of the colon wall. This procedure is known as local excision.
When cancer spreads in the muscles around the colon, it is necessary to remove the entire section of the colon in order to receive the perfect treatment for intestinal cancer. The removal of part of the colon is known as a colectomy.
There are three ways in which chemotherapy can be used to cure colon cancer
Chemotherapy for bowel cancer usually has taken a combination of drugs administered to the patient to kill cancer cells. These drugs can be transfused into the patient’s body in the form of a tablet, drip, or a combination of both.
The most appropriate treatment for you can be decided by our supplier of health care. The best thing you can do to fight cancer is to stay aware about your symptoms and take preventive measures when possible.