Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
• A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
• Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
• Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
• A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
• Weakness or fatigue
• Unexplained weight loss
Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they'll likely vary, depending on the cancer's size and location in your large intestine.
If your signs and symptoms indicate that you could have colon cancer, your doctor may recommend one or more tests and procedures, including:
Using a scope to examine the inside of your colon:
Colonoscopy uses a long, flexible and slender tube attached to a video camera and monitor to view your entire colon and rectum.
Using multiple CT images to create a picture of your colon.
CT colonography, also called virtual colonoscopy, combines multiple CT scan images to create a detailed picture of the inside of your colon.
The type of treatment your doctor recommends will depend largely on the stage of your cancer.
The three primary treatment options are:
Consult at Aadil Hospital for treatment.