Laparoscopic Surgery for cancer of large intestine (Right hemicolectomy/ Colonic resection)

What is Colon Cancer or Colorectal Cancer?

Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon).

Right hemicolectomy

What are the risk factors of Colorectal Cancer?

  • Are older than 60
  • Are African American or of eastern European descent
  • Eat a lot of red or processed meats
  • Have colorectal polyps
  • Have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • Have a family history of colon cancer
  • Have a personal history of breast cancer
  • H/O familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol.

What are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

  • Abdominal pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or other change in bowel habits
  • Narrow stools
  • Weight loss with no known reason

What are surgical options for colorectal cancer?

All surgeries are done laparoscopically and depends on site of primary lesion

Right hemicolectomy

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