Types of surgery for colorectal cancer
There are several types of colorectal cancer surgeries. The specific surgery is determined by the location of the disease.
If your doctor has recommended a colectomy as part of your treatment for colorectal cancer, check out this video to learn more about the surgery.
In this procedure, the surgeon removes the ascending colon and a portion of the transverse colon, and then connects the transverse colon to the end of the small intestine.
In this procedure, the surgeon removes the diseased part of the sigmoid colon and then connects the descending colon to the rectum
In this procedure, the surgeon removes a portion of the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon, and then connects the transverse colon to the rectum.
In this procedure, the surgeon removes the diseased portion of the rectum and the sigmoid colon.
Research suggests that there are biological differences between left-sided and right-sided colon cancers.
That means that where a tumor starts to grow in the large intestine will determine treatment and prognosis.
It's important to understand on which side your colorectal cancer began.
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