Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women. But it’s also a cancer that can often be prevented by early and appropriate screening. Also, regular screening—when people are in their 40’s – 50’s—can often find colon cancer early, when it is most likely to be curable. In this program we look at treating colon and rectal cancer and focus on a surgical advance that may be helping patients recover faster. It’s minimally invasive colon surgery. Unlike the traditional operations with large incisions and longer recovery times – the minimally invasive procedure involves smaller incisions —and a much shorter recovery. This can help reduce both the physical and emotional impact on patients’ lives. Plus if the cancer is found early enough—this minimally invasive procedure may be all the treatment they need. We’ll also see why the comprehensive care model works so well in colon & rectal cancer by treating the patient as well as the cancer. (2903)
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