Colon Cancer - pictures

Colon Cancer - pictures

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Colon Cancer - pictures

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Colon Cancer - It is a malignant tumor in the colon. Colon polyps are benign precursors of colon cancer.


Colon Cancer - Signs, symptoms and causes

-Symptoms of colon cancer depend on the location of the tumor in the intestine and whether it has spread elsewhere in the body (metastasis). Often occurring mucus in the stool, accompanied by dark blood (black). Bowel become irregular and variable as consistency - alternating diarrhea /

constipation. A tumor that is large enough to fill the entire lumen of the gut can cause intestinal obstruction. This situation is characterized by constipation, abdominal pain, abdominal distension and vomiting. Occasionally this can lead to bowel dilatation and perforation peritonitis causing it.

Colon Cancer - Treatment

Surgical segment intestine must be removed and the two ends of the intestine joined by a suture. If the tumor is located close to the rectum, this way is not possible, practicing an artificial anus.