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Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Learn about the four main steps used in surgery to remove part of the colon -- complete with pictures to help you understand.

Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

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Stage IV and Recurrent Rectal Cancer

Treatment options for local control: Resection of locally recurrent rectal cancer may be curative in selected patients.[1] Palliative surgical resection with either low-anterior resection (LAR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR).[1] Palliative radiation therapy.[2,3] Palliative chemotherapy.[4,5,6,7,8,9,10] Palliative chemoradiation.[11,12] Chemotherapy alone for local control. Palliative, endoscopic-placed stents to relieve obstruction.[13] Treatment options...

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Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Removal of the entire large colon is usually not necessary to treat colon cancer except for a small number of people. Learn more here.

Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

 

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

This surgical technique removes a diseased section of the lower colon and rectum using a laparoscope. Read more here.

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

 

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on February 20, 2010
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