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Colon cancer: cause and treatment of colon tumors

  1. Colon cancer is quite common. Environmental factors play an important role in the development of colon cancer, as do genetic predisposition. Chronic blood loss and (suddenly) changed bowel habits are the main symptoms of colon cancer. A diagnosis is made on the basis of colonoscopy with biopsies. The primary treatment is surgical. This means removal of the affected part of the intestine and its lymph nodes.

Colon cancer

  1. Occurrence of colon cancer Cause of colon cancer Growth habit and metastases Complaints and symptoms colon cancer Colon cancer diagnosis Colon cancer treatment Prognosis of colon cancer Follow up Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer incidence

  1. Cancer of the colon is common. Older people are particularly affected by it. The average age of a colon cancer patient is 67 years. This cancer ranks third in men, after lung and prostate cancer. In women, it ranks second, after breast cancer or breast cancer. In the Netherlands, colon cancer is diagnosed in nearly 11,000 people every year. [!1] About a third is rectal cancer

Colon cancer diagnosis

  1. When someone with the aforementioned symptoms reports to the GP, he / she will first perform a physical examination. This consists of palpation of the abdomen, and possibly the groin, in view of lymph node metastases. If the patient has blood or mucus in the stool, a rectal examination will be performed. The doctor feels with a gloved finger - through the anus

Prognosis of colon cancer

  1. Depending on the staging, that is, the extent to which the cancer has developed, the prognosis is determined. Stage grouping of the TNM classification gives a five-year survival of 80-90% for stages I and II - where the disease has been limited to the colon. At stage III - where the tumor extends into the regional lymph nodes

  2. Depending on the staging, that is, the degree to which the cancer has developed, the prognosis is determined. Stage grouping of the TNM classification gives a five-year survival of 80-90% for stages I and II - where the disease has been limited to the colon. At stage III - where the tumor extends into the regional lymph nodes



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