Colon Cancer Surgery
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What is the colon?
The colon is the last part of the digestive system and is also called the large intestine. It is responsible for many intestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal distention, rectal bleeding, diarrhea and constipation.
The most common diseases of the colon are: Colitis, nervous colitis, colon diverticulum, diarrhea, constipation and colon cancer.
Symptoms of Colon Cancer
The main symptoms of colon cancer are in relation to how the disease evolves and can include bowel movement habits such as constipation, diarrhea or a change in the consistency of the feces. Rectal bleeding can be cold (?*) (¿Fresco quiere decir frío o algo diferente?) and mucus-like. There can also be abdominal pain as well as weight loss.
• Abdominal pain
• Mucus in the feces
• General malaise
• Weight loss
• Rectal bleeding
Frequently Asked Questions about Colon Cancer
What is Colon Cancer?
What are the risks factors for colon cancer?
The main risk factors for colon cancer are: smoking and tobacco use, consumption of processed and smoked foods, obesity and being overweight, chronic alcohol consumption, constipation, colon polyps.
What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
Los síntomas puedes ser muy variados pero los principales son el cambio del hábito defecatorio ya sea con diarrea o estreñimiento, sensación de distensión abdominal y en casos graves hasta obstrucción intestinal, baja de peso sin razón explicable y sangrado rectal.
How is colon cancer diagnosed?
There are multiple studies in diagnosing colon cancer, among the main ones are an abdominal CAT scan, a colon tomography and a colonoscopy, which involves observing the interior of the intestine with a camera.
How is colon cancer treated?
The treatment is based on performing a surgery to remove the segment of the large intestine where the colon cancer is. Depending on the stage of the colon cancer, in addition to surgical treatment, chemotherapy might also be recommended.
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