Presently there are no foolproof methods for cancer prevention. However, certain cancers such as colon cancer can be diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in men, and is the sixth most common cancer in women, with cases continuing to increase annually. Often by the time diagnosis is made, the colon cancer has already reached the 2nd or even a higher stage. Symptoms of this condition can include a chance in bowel movements, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, and weight loss for no known reason.
Although in the early stages, symptoms may not be apparent, this cancer can be readily by a colonoscopy. This test is recommended for people aged 50 and over.
Presently, treatment of colon cancer includes surgery, medication, and radiology/ablation. The main method however is surgical treatment, specifically removing the tumor and susceptible lymphoid tissue where the tumor may spread. Modern advancements in medical technology help to ensure that surgeries are now safer with speedier recovery periods. One such advancement is Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, also known as keyhole surgery. This is a laparoscopic colorectal surgery or minimally invasive surgery which involves a small incision in the abdomen. With the laparoscopic colorectal surgery, the patient experiences less pain and has a faster recovery period.
Bangkok Hospital is well-equipped to treat colon cancer in all forms and all stages; from diagnosis through to treatment the hospital offers specialist surgeons well-versed in Endoscopic Surgery and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, to ensure that surgical treatments are safe and effective.
For more information about Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, please contact for Bangkok Hospital.