No. You just need to find a surgeon who has experience with colon cancer surgery. Ask them how many they have done and ask around. Just because a surgeon is at a university, it does not mean they are the best. But get a second opinion. No reason not to. Hope this helps.
Most colorectal. Surgery can be done by a general surgeon. However, particularly if there is a "low lying" rectal lesion, you may want a surgeon with vast experience in "low anterior resections. Many general hospitals have these surgeons on staff; unfortunately not all "cancer centers" do, even the bona fide nci designanted ones.
If its localized. For colon cancer that has not spread to another organ on ct you will need a surgeon, yes!
Cancer center. Find a comprehensive cancer center with full range of doctors, nurses, and other services. These usually offer widest range of treatments.
If it is resectable. If there is no evidence that cancer has spread somewhere- & if it is resectable- you will need to see a colorectal surgeon. If cancer has spread to distant organ- in almost all cases-you will probably not need to see a surgeon - unless- if metastatic disease is very limited and surgery can be done to remove the lesion- after chemo or if there is evidence of obstruction- you need to see a surgeon.
Surgical rx for crc. Many general surgeons can more than adequately excise colon cancer. However there is medical literature suggesting better outcomes when surgery is performed by a fellowship trained colorectal surgeon.
? center. If one has resectable (i.e. Found at a decent stage) colon cancer, one does not necessarily need to go to a "center for surgical oncology" (ex: md anderson, dana farber) for surgery. Surgery or resection of the cancer can be done by a general surgeon in your area.
Kras braf tests are. Molecular testing of colon mets tissue for gene mutations of those two loci predict patients who will or will not respond to precision anti tumor (epidermal growth factor receptor protein) antibodies. These were FDA okd and clinically proven in hundreds of tested and treated patients to be beneficial in survival. Oncologists versed with and pathologists who process these tumor tissues shld help U.
Surgery. Colon cancer surgery would be done under full general anesthesia. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be 2 options. The offending part of the colon and nearby lymph nodes are removed. Most often the colon is then connected back together. Less often a colostomy is needed. Discuss with the operating surgeon to get more specific details.
Yes; rarely. The primary treatment for colon and rectal cancer is surgical removal. Some rectal cancers are so close to the anus that it is impossible to remove it without having a colostomy; thankfully, this is the exception rather than the rule.
Yes & No. The main part of colon cancer treatment is surgery, sometimes even when it has spread to other areas. All other treatments (chemotherapy, radiation) are built around surgery for successful results. Except for low-lying rectal cancers most patients do not need a permanent colostomy; many patients do need a temporary colostomy which can be removed after a defined healing period.
Yes and no. Unless you are stage IV disease, the answer is yes and no. If stage IV - depends on a whole host of factors.
Depends. Laparoscopic surgery is highly effective for removing all or portions of the colon. Treatment of the cancer is dependent on how early/advanced the disease process is. It is a good idea to be in a location where a multidisciplinary approach to the cancer can be done - experienced laparoscopic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and diagnostic radiologists can all help. Hope this helps!
Possibly. A permanent colostomy is necessary when a rectal cancer is too close to the anus to be completely removed without affecting the anal sphincter. Occasionally, a temporary colostomy is performed for emergency colon cancer operations (due to obstruction or perforation) or when there is concern about the intestine healing after surgery; these can be "reversed" after a few months.
Depends. Your surgery depends on the location of the cancer. If the tumor is low in the rectum or involves the anal sphincters you may need the area removed resulting in a permanent colostomy (bag). There are options that can decrease the likelihood of a colostomy in this case. This certainly depends on what you have. Ask your doctor. A colon and rectal surgeon specializes in this surgery.
Probably not. Almost all colon cancer surgery is done with a primary anastomosis putting the remaining ends together at the time of surgery. Rarely a temporary colostomy is needed if there is obstruction or other extenuating circumstances. Permanent colostomy is usually only needed for cancers of the very distal rectum.
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Surgery cost. The hospital bill depend on the type of colon cancer surgery. There is very little transparency in these fees. Most hospitals will give you an estimate if they know the surgeons procedure code. Open surgery is likely less expensive than laparoscopic or robotic surgery because the equipment charges are less. The most imporant thing is the quality of the surgeon, see if they can help.