Colon Cancer Surgery at North Texas Surgical Specialists
Surgery is usually the first course of action against colon cancer. Even patients with stage III colon cancers can be treated with surgery. When you come to North Texas Surgical Specialists for colon cancer surgery, you’ll be cared for by surgeons who have specialized in colon procedures. We will use minimally invasive and robotic techniques whenever possible to make your recovery easier and keep risks down.
Our surgeons at North Texas Surgical Specialists in Fort Worth, Texas, offer colon cancer surgeries for patients who have been diagnosed with this type of cancer. Patients in the Fort Worth region with diagnosis of colon cancer should contact the office to schedule an appointment.
What is colon cancer?
Colon cancer is a cancer that begins in the large intestine, which is the last part of the digestive system. In its early stages, colon cancer may not cause any symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, patients may experience:
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- Rectal bleeding
- A change in bowel habits
- Weight loss
- Weakness or fatigue
Because colon cancer is very curable when it’s caught early, patients over the age of 50 should undergo regular colon cancer screenings.
Does surgery cure colon cancer?
In some cases, surgery alone can cure colon cancer. However, if the cancer has spread, surgery may be used in combination with other treatments to achieve a cure. In cases where cancer is advanced, our surgeons may perform surgery to improve the patient’s symptoms, rather than to cure the cancer.
How is colon cancer treated?
The treatments recommended for patients with colon cancer will depend on the stage of the disease, as well as other factors. The patient may need surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or targeted drug therapies.
A partial colectomy is an operation to remove a section of the colon. Because the colon is essentially a long tube, surgeons can take out the area affected by cancer as well as a margin of healthy tissue on each side. They will then reconnect the two sides of the colon. Though some patients require an ostomy bag for a period of time after this procedure, most go on to achieve normal bowel function.
A metastasectomy is a procedure to remove colon cancer that has metastasized to another organ, such as the liver or the lungs. Our surgeons are skilled at these procedures and will try to find ways to eliminate your colon cancer from other locations in the body.
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