Colorectal Cancer is becoming a Major Health problem everywhere in the world, when detected early it can be curable in almost 90% of Patients. People whose is of 50 years of age or more are likely to suffer from colon cancer as compared to the younger one. If you’ve been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Dr. Ram Chandra Soni and his cancer care team will discuss your treatment options with you. It’s important that you think carefully about each of your choices. Weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects.
Who treats colorectal cancer?
Based on your treatment options, you might have different types of doctors on your treatment team. These doctors could include: A gastroenterologist: a doctor who treats disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI or digestive) tract.
A risk factor is anything that increases your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Learn more about the risk factors for colorectal cancer. Several risk factors that might increase a person’s chance of developing colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer risk factors you can change:
- Being overweight or obese
2. Not being physically active
3. Certain types of diets
5. Alcohol use
Can Colorectal Cancer Be Prevented?
There’s no sure way to prevent colorectal cancer. But there are things you can do that might help lower your risk.
Colorectal Cancer Screening is the process of looking for cancer or pre-cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Regular colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools for preventing colorectal cancer. With regular screening, most polyps can be found and removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when it’s small and easier to treat.
It’s important to discuss all of your treatment options, including their goals and possible side effects, with your doctors to help make the decision that best fits your needs. It’s also very important to ask questions if there’s anything you’re not sure about.
If time permits, it is often a good idea to seek a second opinion. A second opinion can give you more information and help you feel more confident about the treatment plan you choose.