- Resection: Just Before The Procedure
- Resection: Preparation For A Colectomy
- Resection: The Procedure In The Operating Room
- Resection: Recovery From The Operation
- Resection: The Hospital Stay
- Resection: Before You Leave The Hospital
- Resection: After You Leave The Hospital
- Resection: Side Effects Of Surgery
- Resection: Open Surgery vs. Laproscopy (Laproscopic surgery)
Surgery For Colon Cancer: Stages II, III, IV
Surgical removal of a colorectal tumor is the basic therapy for treating most types of rcolon cancer. This colorectal surgery is known as a colectomy.
While there are a variety of surgical procedures used with respect to colon cancer, each of the different procedures removes the cancer from the colon and from nearby organs if the cancer has spread.
The key is to understand what will be removed, why it will be removed, and what to expect. For a list of questions to ask, click here.
The other sections of this document provide information starting with preparation for surgery and continuing through recovery. One section compares Open Surgery to Laparoscopic Surgery ..
To find a colorectal surgical specialist in your area, visit the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon’s web site or call in Illinois: 847.290.9184.
TO LEARN MORE: SEE: RESECtion;
- Just Before the Procedure
- Preparation For A Coletomy
- The Procedure In The Operating Room
- Recovery From The Operation
- The Hospital Stay
- Before You Leave The Hospital
- After You Leave The Hospital
- Side Effects Of Surgery
- Open Surgery vs. Laprascopy (Laprascopic Surgery)
- Radiation treatment is sometimes prescribed for a period of time before surgery to reduce tumor size.
- For information about hospitals, including how to choose, what to take with you, how to maximize your stay, how to avoid infection, and what to do before discharge, click here.
- If you are treated in a hospital other than your local hospital, get a copy of your medical records for the local hospital where you will do the follow up. You are legally entitled to a copy. There may be a charge. For additional information, click here.
To Learn More
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