Cancer that occurs in the large intestine (colon or rectum) is known as colorectal cancer. It is also known as colon cancer or rectal cancer on the basis of location of cancer. Often colo-rectal cancers may not be detected in the early stages and rarely cause any symptoms. It is always ideal to catch these early so as to ensure curative treatment.
Generally, colorectal cancer is started as a lump on the inner lining of the colon or the rectum. These lumps are known as polyps. There are two main types of polyps.
These polyps are more likely to develop cancer if the size of the polyp is larger than 1 cm or more than 2 polyps are found.
About 95% of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas. Other less common types of colorectal cancer are
The treatment options for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Surgery is the most common treatment option that removes malignant tumors and nearby lymph nodes to reduce the risk of cancer spreading and also giving a cure to the patient.
The Gastro Surgeon, Chennai provides facilities for regular screening for cancer of the colon and rectum and also comprehensive care for colon cancer patients. Dr.Patta Radhakrishna along with his group of expert doctors has been treating cancer of the colo-rectum for many years using the most advanced technology and patient-centric care at economic rates. He is one of the best gastro surgeons in Chennai with many years of experience in Colorectal Cancer Treatment in Chennai.
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