Content is medically reviewed by:
Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya (MBBS, MD, DNB(RT), DCCF (Paris), Medical Director, Portea.
‘Colorectal cancer is the cancer that originates in the colon, which is the largest part of the large intestine, and /or the rectum.’
Colorectal cancer can also be referred to as bowel cancer, rectal cancer and colon cancer depending upon the site of origin of the cancer. Colorectal cancer can be benign or malignant or non cancerous. A malignant cancer is capable of spreading to other organs of the body. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death among women and the third most common cause of death among men.
Nearly all the cancers found in the rectum and colon is adenocarcinomas and the adenocarcinomas constitute nearly 95 percent of all colorectal cancers. The varied colorectal cancer types are;
Other rare types of colorectal cancer are:
Colorectal cancer staging is done after various colorectal cancers tests that help in the diagnosis of the disease, which would determine the extent of the cancer in the body. Accordingly, five colorectal cancer stages has been identified these are
Colorectal cancer symptoms are as follows;
The exact colorectal cancer causes are still not known. Although how the colorectal cancer develops in known, researchers are still clueless regarding why the normal start behaving in this unusual manner or the cause of the mutation of the cells. Few risks have been identified that have been to be contributory reasons behind colorectal cancer. The leading risk factors leading to colorectal cancer causes are;
Doctors recommend various colorectal cancer screening tests in the Colorectal cancer diagnosis for the early detection of the disease as it helps in boosting the chances for a cure. People over the age of 50 years should get a colorectal screening test done to detect cancer and people with some history of the disease should get themselves screened by the age of 45 years.
The various colorectal diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer are; colonoscopy to take tissue samples for lab testing, blood tests to detect carcinoembroynic antigen or CEA, macroscopy and microscopy.
Some other colorectal cancer tests used for the diagnosis are CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, PET scan and MRI scan among others.
Colorectal cancer home treatment includes varied home remedies, therapeutic therapies and colorectal cancer care. Here are a few colorectal cancer home treatment pointers that can help in colorectal cancer care;
Colorectal cancer treatment depends upon the early detection of the disease and the stage. If the cancer is caught at an early stage then it can be cured through surgery and other colorectal cancer treatments but if the cancer is detected at an advanced stage the colorectal cancer treatment turns to providing palliative care or containing and managing the symptoms to provide relief to the patient. The colorectal cancer treatment plan includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and palliative care.
Portea offers one of the best colorectal cancer treatments at home; this treatment plan is well suited for people looking for palliative care. Portea’s nurses for colorectal cancer care are well versed with the symptoms and know how to take care of such patients. So if you are looking for colorectal cancer treatment at home, just connect with us and let our nurses for colorectal cancer care provide the very best of home healthcare to the patients.
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Mr. Raj Shekhar
Age 32, Chennai
My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.
I would like to thank you for the nursing services arranged during the last 10 days. Appreciate your help. I would like to mention Antony (Nursing co-coordinator) for the excellent support and help.
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