News Letter
Information about Colorectal Cancer

 

Colon cancer is a cancer that arises in large intestine. Large intestine is the lower part of digestive system. Most Colon cancers originate from small, noncancerous tumors called adenomatous polyps that form on the inner walls of the large intestine. Some of these polyps may grow into malignant Colon cancers over a period of time.

 

Colon cancer along with Rectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women worldwide. There were more than 1.3 million patients worldwide diagnosed with Colorectal cancer in year 2012. This compromised near about 10% of total cancer patients in the world. 

 

Colon cancer produces a set of debilitating symptoms like diarrhea, rectal bleeding etc. Our therapies ensure fast relief from such symptoms and and makes patients life comfortable. It is seen that even in advanced stage patients gets symptomatic relief in just 2-3 weeks. Significant improvement in patients quality of life is seen in a very short span.

 

While doing this our  Rasayana Therapy also helps in causing tumor regression. Colon cancer has a risk of spreading in organ like liver which can lead to bad prognosis. Rasayana therapy also significantly reduces the chances of metastasis and disease progression. Even in advanced stage patients Rasayana Therapy had improved patients survival by several fold. Our patients treated with Rasayana enjoys a good quality of life and are able to do almost all of their day to day functioning.

 

Primary resection and post surgical AMRT gives best results for prevention of relapse as rate of recurrance is very high in Colon cancer.

 

1. Change in bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation.

 

2. A change in the consistency of stool.

 

3. Rectal bleeding or blood in stool.

 

4. Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain.

 

5. A feeling that bowel doesn't empty completely.

 

6. Weakness or fatigue and Unexplained weight loss.

 

Polyp

 

A tumor with a small flap that attaches itself to the wall of various vascular organs such as the intestine, rectum, nose and uterus is called as polyp. Most cancers of large intestine are believed to have developed from polyps.

Polyps bleed easily, and if they are suspected to be cancerous they should be surgically removed.

 

Risk factors

 

1. Diet rich in red meat and processed meat.

2. Meat cooked at very high temperature.

3. Smoking.

4. Alcohol.

5. Overweight.

6. Lack of exercise

 

 

If signs and symptoms indicate possibility of Colon cancer then patient is advised to perform all or few diagnostic tests out of following-

 

A. Blood tests

 

1. CBC, Liver enzymes.

2. Tumor markers like CEA and CA 19.9.

 

B. Colonoscopy

 

It is done to check for presence of polyp or any growth in lumen of Colon.

 

C. Biopsy

 

If polyp is found in colonoscopy, it is resected and sent for examination. If doctor notices any abnormal growth, piece of it is removed and checked for presence of cancer cells in it.

 

D. Imaging

 

Imaging can be used to determine if a person has any suspicious areas or any abnormalities that can be cancerous. Imaging can also be used to decide stage of cancer if it has got spread to other organs. Various imaging tools are-

1. X ray

2. Ultrasonography

3. CT scan

4. MRI

5. PET scan

 

1. Surgery- Surgery is most common type of treatment in all stages of Colon cancer. Depending upon the size and extension of tumor doctor may remove the cancerous part by local excision or resection of colon with anastomoses or resection of colon with colostomy.

 

2. Radiofrequency ablation- Performed with special probe with tiny electrodes that kill cancer cells.

 

      1. Cryosurgery or Cryotherapy- It is used to freeze and destroy abnormal tissues.

2. Chemotherapy- It is the use of anti-cancer drug.

 

There are two types of chemotherapy- A. Systemic B. Regional

Time when chemotherapy is given- A. Adjuvant (After surgery) B. Neoadjuvant (Before surgery)

Chemotherapeutic drugs used in Colorectal cancers

 

1. 5- Fluorouracil

2. Capecitabine

3. Irinotecan

4.Oxaliplatin

    These drugs are often used in various combinations to treat Colon and Rectal cancers.

 

3. Radiation therapy- It uses high energy X rays or other type of radiation to kill cancer cells.

 

4. Targeted therapy- Targeted therapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells without harming normal cells. Monoclonal antibodies and angiogenesis inhibitors are example of targeted therapy.

 

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