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Colon (Bowel) Cancer Treatment

In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Colon (Bowel) Cancer Treatment:

  • Best Hospitals for Colon Cancer Treatment in India
  • Top Colon Cancer Oncologists in India
  • Cost of Colon Cancer Treatment in India
  • Understanding Colon (Bowel) Cancer

Best Doctors and Hospitals for Colon Cancer Treatment in India

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for the treatment of Colon Cancer.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr Sabysachi BalDr. Sabyasachi BalSurgical OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Vedant KabraDr. Vedant Kabra Surgical OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Surender Kumar DabasDr. Surender Kumar DabasSurgical OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Mandeep Singh MalhotraDr. Mandeep Singh MalhotraSurgical OncologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Saurav Kumar GhoshDr. Saurav Kumar GhoshSurgical OncologistFortis Hospital AnandapurKolkata
Dr. Haresh ManglaniDr. Haresh ManglaniSurgical OncologistFortis Hospital, MulundMumbai
Dr. Deepak JhaDr. Deepak JhaSurgical OncologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Jalaj BaxiDr. Jalaj BaxiSurgical OncologistFortis HospitalNoida
Dr K K handaDr. K. K. HandaSurgical OncologistMedanta - The Medicity Gurgaon
Dr Biswajyoti HazarikaDr. Biswajyoti Hazarika Surgical OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Sanjiv BadhwarDr. Sanjiv BadhwarSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr Archana ShettyDr. Archana Shetty Surgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Mandar NadkarniDr. Mandar NadkarniSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr Rajesh MistryDr. Rajesh Mistry Surgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr Mandar DeshpandeDr. Mandar DeshpandeSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Yogesh KulkarniDr. Yogesh KulkarniSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Madhu Y CDr. Madhu Y CSurgical OncologistBGS Gleneagles Global HospitalBangalore
Dr. Parveen YadavDr. Parveen YadavSurgical OncologistParas HospitalGurgaon
Dr. S. M. Shuaib ZaidiDr. S. M. Shuaib ZaidiSurgical OncologistIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Sameer KaulDr. Sameer KaulSurgical OncologistIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Sharan Kumar ShettyDr. Sharan Kumar Shetty Surgical OncologistCARE HospitalsHyderabad
Dr. Girish KumarDr. Girish KumarSurgical OncologistCARE HospitalsHyderabad
Dr Kapil KumarDr. Kapil KumarSurgical OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr Sandeep MehtaDr. Sandeep MehtaSurgical OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Akshay TiwariDr. Akshay TiwariSurgical OncologistMax Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Harit ChaturvediDr. Harit ChaturvediSurgical OncologistMax Super Specialty Hospital Delhi
Dr. Pawan GuptaDr. Pawan GuptaSurgical OncologistJaypee HospitalNoida
Dr. Moni Abraham KuriakoseDr. Moni Abraham KuriakoseSurgical OncologistMazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre (MSCC)Bangalore
Dr. Mehul S. BhansaliDr. Mehul S. BhansaliSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Vijay V. HaribhaktiDr. Vijay V. HaribhaktiSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Soumil Jitendra VyasDr. Soumil Jitendra VyasSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Soumil Jitendra VyasDr. Soumil Jitendra VyasSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai

Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr Rakesh ChopraDr. Rakesh ChopraMedical OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Ashok Kumar VaidDr. Ashok Kumar VaidMedical OncologistMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr. Vinod RainaDr. Vinod Raina Medical OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr Niti Raizada NarangDr. Niti Raizada NarangMedical OncologistFortis HospitalBangalore
Dr Bellarmine LawrenceDr Bellarmine Vincent LawrenceMedical OncologistGlobal HospitalsChennai
Dr Boman DhabharDr. Boman Nariman DhabharMedical OncologistWockhardt HospitalsMumbai

Cost of Colon Cancer Treatment in India

IN CASE OF 1ST OR 2ND STAGE SURGERY(5500-7500 US$)  + WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY IS GIVEN ALONG WITH RADIOTHERAPY

STAGE III/IV: GENERALLY 1000-1200 $ PER CYCLE.TOTAL OF 6 CYCLES, IF TARGETED THERAPY USED THEN CHEMOTHERAPY COST WILL BE APPROXIMATE 1200-1500 PER CYCLE +

RADIOTHERAPY  WITH WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY(200-400US$ WEEKLY)

*Please note; the given cost estimate is a very general one. Every cancer case is unique, and your oncologist will advise best treatment plan after evaluation of case. This is just to give you a basic first level idea.

Understanding Colon Cancer

Colon or colorectal cancer starts with a benign abnormal growth of cells inside our colon called polyps. These polyps turn cancerous with time, spreading along the lining of colon and rectum of large intestine. If left untreated, it spreads to other organs of our body like stomach, liver, lungs etc.

Key facts of Colon Cancer

  • Most common type of gastrointestinal cancer
  • It is a preventable disease with multifactorial disease process
  • Worldwide, it is the second most common in women and the third most common in men
  • Incidence rates is higher in blacks than in whites in both gender
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease have an increased risk of developing colorectal adenocarcinoma
  • Presently Surgery is the definitive treatment modality

Risk Factors

Your genes can be blamed. If someone in your family or first relative has suffered bowel cancer, then there are high chances of you being gripped with the disease. Some women who have history of breast or ovarian cancer are also at risk of getting colon cancer.

Eating habits like alcohol consumption, smoking, high red meat intake, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, ulcers etc., are also the causes of colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Colon cancer is detected during screening procedures of following.

  • Anemia due to Iron-deficiency
  • Bleeding from rectum
  • Pain abdomen
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Intestinal obstruction or perforation

Physical  findings

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Rectal  bleeding
  • Palpable abdominal mass
  • Hepatomegaly(liver enlargement)
  • Ascites

Diagnosis of Colon Cancer

Laboratory studies:

  • Complete blood count
  • Liver function tests
  • Serum carcinoembryonic antigen(CEA)

Imaging studies:

  • Chest X ray
  • Chest/ Abdominal/pelvic (CT Scan)
  • Barium study of abdomen
  • Ultrasonography of the abdomen
  • Abdominal/pelvic MRI
  • Positron emission tomography(PET Scan)

Other procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Biopsy of lesion or mass
  • Double-contrast barium enema

Management of Colon Cancer

Surgery is the only curative modality for localized colon cancer or patients with limited metastatic.

Surgical options include the following:

  • Right hemicolectomy
  • Extended right hemicolectomy
  • Left hemicolectomy
  • Sigmoid colectomy
  • Total abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis

Other options for patients who are not surgical candidates:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation(RFA)
  • Hepatic arterial infusion of chemotherapeutic agents

Chemotherapy along with biological agents  has been the standard management for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Worse prognosis include the following:

  • Bowel obstruction at the time of diagnosis
  • Ulcerative growth pattern
  • Perforation
  • Elevated preoperative CEA level

Note (for foreign patients):

Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.

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