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Sedentary lifestyle, processed red meat, lack of exercise trigger colon cancer –Expert

What should be done in case of surgery for advanced colon cancer? After surgery, the patient can have chemotherapy and radiotherapy or any of the other treatment modalities earlier described above ...

Source: The Punch Newspapers
Published: 18 May 2019

Surgeon, Dennis Begos: Was the First in Boston, MA to Perform Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2019 / / -- Dennis Begos , MD, wants patients to know that colon polyps go unnoticed most of the time, affecting upwards of 200,000 ...

Source: MENAFN
Published: 07 May 2019

Eliminating racial disparities is another benefit of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)

Wahl and associates from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama evaluated one additional benefit: elimination of racial disparities in post-operative lengths of stay after colorectal surgery. The authors performed a retrospective matched cohort ...

Source: LinkedIn
Published: 11 May 2019

Colorectal diseases increasing due to lifestyle changes: Early screening is key to prevention and effective treatment

Dr.Ooi Boon Swee, a colorectal surgeon at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard) in Singapore has been urging people through talks with professional groups to go for screening which is a relatively easy procedure. Dr. Ooi specializes in minimally invasive ...

Source: BusinessWorld
Published: 09 May 2019

What to Expect from Colon Cancer in Women

Radiation therapy is sometimes done in conjunction with chemotherapy, and may be recommended prior to surgery. The survival rate for colon cancer is the same for women and men. The main factor affecting survival rate is how far the cancer has spread.

Source: Healthline
Published: 08 May 2019

Rise in cases of colorectal cancer in Kerala leaves medical experts worried

Routine screening would cost between Rs 2,000 - Rs 3,000. “In the case of colorectal cancer, surgery is possible even at Stage IV. In private hospitals, the overall cost of treatment including surgery would be around Rs 3 lakh,” said surgical ...

Source: The New Indian Express
Published: 06 May 2019

Finding better approaches to rectal cancer surgery

WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (WPVI) -- Doctors, medical oncologists, and other cancer experts from across the globe spent several days at Lankenau Medical Center, trying to find better approaches to rectal cancer.

Source: 6abc Action News
Published: 14 May 2019

New Blood Test Detects Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Up to 16.5 Months Earlier

The prospective, multicenter study enrolled 130 patients with stage I–III colorectal cancer from Aarhus ... stratify patients more accurately after surgery to determine which patients need ...

Source: Business Insider
Published: 09 May 2019

How Training Every Day Helped Me Fight Colon Cancer

who was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in January. This was a natural follow-up to the reps he’d done in the ICU of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. “After surgery, they wanted me up and walking,” says Bowlden.

Source: YAHOO!
Published: 13 May 2019

Inside Anne’s Closet To Make Colorectal Cancer A Fashionable Topic Of Discussion

Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of ... Deborah is currently recovering from surgery at Stanford Hospital. Inside Anne’s Closet is in honor of founding chair John Paye and Amy Paye Venuto’s mother Anne, who died in June 2013 ...

Source: GlobeNewswire
Published: 10 May 2019

Who Is NeNe Leakes' Husband? New Details On Gregg Leakes And His Battle With Colon Cancer

Medical staff identified the problem as colon cancer, which came as a shock to the couple. “I guess the scariest part about all of this is when we got to the hospital and the doctor saying that, ‘We need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t ...

Source: YourTango
Published: 16 May 2019

MRI Selects “Good Prognosis” Rectal Cancer Patients for Primary Surgery

The trial ( identifier: ISRCTN05107772) included 82 rectal cancer patients eligible for radical resection from 12 hospitals in Canada. All patients had a good prognosis rectal tumor according to MRI criteria and underwent primary surgery.

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor
Published: 07 May 2019

Preston's 'robo-surgeon' hits the 500 mark in two years

“We rarely do keyhole surgery now.” Ioannis Peristerakis, is a consultant in Upper GI and Colorectal, performing surgery on the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine, as well as the bowel, colon and rectum. He said: “The robot has different ...

Source: Lancashire Evening Post
Published: 06 May 2019

Colorectal Cancer: Screening & Treatment Options

Meet Dr. Brett Ruffo, Peconic Bay Medical Center's fellowship-trained and Dually Board-Certified Colorectal Surgeon and highly skilled industry expert who will discuss and answer questions about colorectal cancer and prevention. He will share information ...

Source: 27 East
Published: 06 May 2019

Enloe hosting Facebook live chat about robotic surgery

Enloe Medical Center will go live on Facebook at noon Thursday with a broadcast by Dr. Douglas Matthews on “Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer,” and the public may follow this live at Viewers may ask questions in the ...

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record
Published: 08 May 2019

Checking in on your colon

COLON CANCER is the most common type of cancer among men in ... and that a colonoscopy is “the only time we can remove it without surgery.” “A lot of people say I’m perfectly fine, why should I go for screening? So precisely, if you wait for ...

Source: The Sun
Published: 13 May 2019

Single dose aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase detection of advanced colorectal neoplasms

Advanced neoplasms were defined as the presence of colorectal cancer (CRC) or advanced adenoma that either was 1 cm or larger in size, had tubulovillous or villous components, or high-grade dysplasia. Participants were sent 4 stool collections kits for ...

Published: 07 May 2019

Postsurgical ctDNA Levels May Predict Disease Recurrence in Colorectal Cancer

A study performed over a 9-year period at 4 Swedish hospitals found that in 58 postsurgical patients with stage I, stage II, or stage III resected colorectal cancer (CRC), positive levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) appeared to be predictive of ...

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor
Published: 13 May 2019

Bradley H. Bennett, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon with Metro Colon and Rectal Surgery PC

New York City, Apr 19, 2019 ( )-Dr. Bennett is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon serving patients at Metro Colon and Rectal Surgery PC, located in Rockville, Maryland. The practice has been providing quality care to the Washington ...

Source: MENAFN
Published: 19 Apr 2019

Colorectal cancer on the rise among young people

"We are seeing more young people with colorectal cancer," Dr. Clifford L. Simmang, chief medical officer and colon surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas, told ABC News. About 11 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed in ...

Source: YAHOO!
Published: 01 Mar 2019

A robotic surgery for colon polyps

ORLANDO -- (04/23/2019) -- Doctors at AdventHealth in Orlando are using the newly FDA approved Senhance system for minimally-invasive abdominal surgery. Unlike other robotic systems, the Senhance provides real-time haptic feedback through a surgeon’s ...

Source: ABC12
Published: 23 Apr 2019

Novel vaccine for colorectal cancer shows positive phase I results

Colon cancer, especially in younger people, is on the rise and is currently the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the US and worldwide. Surgery can cure the disease in many patients, but prognosis is poor for those with recurrence of their disease.

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 25 Apr 2019

Colon cancer can threaten sooner than you think

But she did have colon cancer - stage two. She thought: I’m way too young for this. The standard guideline for a colonoscopy is 50 but in her case that would have been far too late. As her surgeon points out, 50 is a guideline, not a hard rule.

Source: WOWT
Published: 25 Apr 2019

Health Beat: Senhance: New robotic surgery for colon polyps

ORLANDO, Fla. - Deliz Flores, 59, was living in Puerto Rico two years ago when she started having sharp pain in her abdomen, but before she could see her doctor, Hurricane Maria struck. "I couldn't keep the appointment," she said. "Everything was turned ...

Source: WFMZ-TV
Published: 22 Apr 2019

My surgeon got straight to the point: ‘You have stage-three colon cancer’

Andrew Jones didn’t realise he had inherited a predisposition to colorectal cancer until he underwent several investigations six years ago and it was discovered that he and his mum tested positive for Lynch syndrome. The condition, which is characterised ...

Source: The Irish Times
Published: 26 Apr 2019

Young mom dying of colon cancer at 35 urges young adults to 'get screened'

They performed surgery to close the incision in her colon. “I was so weak. I didn’t get to meet my daughter for three days,” she said. “I couldn’t turn myself over in bed. My husband had to physically come over and turn me over." Ferguson-Chams ...

Source: Today
Published: 23 Apr 2019

What Is Rectal Prolapse?

The most common treatment for rectal prolapse is surgery to put the rectum back in place, and there are several types. The kind of surgery your doctor recommends will depend on factors such as your overall health, age, and how serious your condition is.

Source: WebMD
Published: 22 Apr 2019

1 year down, 3 months to go — WellStar surgery center nears completion

3. The center will offer numerous outpatient surgical procedures, including general surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecology, urology, podiatry, ENT, orthopedics and interventional spine pain management.

Source: Becker's ASC
Published: 03 May 2019

Senhance: New robotic surgery to remove colon polyps

Doctors at Advent Health in Orlando are using the newly Food and Drug Administration-approved Senhance system for minimally invasive abdominal surgery. Unlike other robotic systems, Senhance provides real-time haptic feedback through a surgeon's fingertips.

Source: WNDU
Published: 10 Apr 2019