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I have a rectal tumor, the size of tumor is 6 cm in length from anal area and 0.8 cm width.

Homeopathy Doctor, Bellary
Hello, this tumor can be treated with homeopathy. Your case needs case taking, symptom discussion, evaluation of symptoms and prescription. Homeopathy has best results for your case. Contact me for appointment. You can also whatsapp me at eight three one seven three one two nine four eight. Regards nandeesh bm bhms, pg dip iach (greece)
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My father is suffering from ca colon and he is going through chemotherapy but side effect of chemo has increased the sensitivity of his teeth due to which he is having problem in eating food.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
Give him khadiradi vati 2tb twice a day empty stomach regularly. But for proper diagnosis and prescription accordingly you need to consult with his reports and complete history.
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Ca colon was detected during colostomy surgery because of obstruction in intestines was done on 28/09/2020 and water confirmed by biopsy at sri balaji action medical institute, paschim vihar, new delhi 110063. Close/reversal stone surgery was also advised after successful 6 chemotherapy sessions. Second opinion was taken at all india institute of medical sciences, new delhi (dr. B. R ambedkar irch ). After investigations, ca colon was confirmed and chemotherapy was started at aiims. Total 4 chemotherapy sessions were performed. Last chemotherapy session, was done on 21/01/2021 at aiims. Later because of accidental fall and one month period was needed for surgery after chemotherapy, treatment was disrupted. Bipolar hemi artho plastic surgery was performed on 24/02/2021 at aiims. Currently under treatment at day care chemotherapy center and follow up at irch, aiims. Current pet scan indicated" no significant metabolically active disease noted at present. Possible recurrence may happen has been advised on follow up visit. Consultations are being carried out by team of doctors at aiims for further treatment/advise. My query at present is that now since chemotherapy is over, can close/reversal surgery can be performed. Second query is whether surgery is immediately advised now or preferably can wait, if possible, because I am not able to independently sit or stand on my own. Chemotherapy sessions are on. I feel colostomy bags are convenient at this time rather than sitting on commode seat and would like to wait for close/reversal surgery. What is advisable period of gap between initial colostomy surgery and close/reversal surgery? Please advise?

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hi dear lybrate-user, I went through your query and concerns with your colostomy. You focus on the overall general condition improvement in view of the current chemo sessions. As your colostomy is functioning ok, no need to hurry on surgical reversal, so as to avoid risking and compromising on your general condition after that consult your aiims doctors so as to plan the colostostomy reversal at opportune time. Do call back for any more query. Welcome again to my Lybrate clinic.
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Mam/sir, my dad's age 45 years old two years ago doctor told us that your dad has been suffering from 3rd stage colon cancer. After being diagnosed it, six chemotherapy has been given him now doctor always checks after 6 months colonoscopy, cea, and usg etc. Sir now my question is 3 stage colon cancer is completely curable or not? When shall I understand that cancer is completely clear from the body?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Visakhapatnam
Hello, Greetings from your Ayurveda Wellness Coach. Generally, Ayurveda and Siddha medicines are helpful in palliative therapies and definitely they are helpful symptomatically. There are medicines that help in preventing further infections. You may consult me online, I can guide you further.
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Can I take egg white daily if I have colon cancer? Or any vegetables etc which I can't take and what foods to avoid.

B. Sc., BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor,
Dear Ms. lybrate-user yes you may preferably take country fowl egg that would be better as other types of eggs may contain antibiotics and other contaminants that might be harmful to you. Veggies you can shift to organic ones that would be better for you. Thanks!
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My known one had been diagnosed with metastatic rectum carcinoma that effect liver and lungs too is it curable sir.

BHMS, OCRT KOLKATA
Homeopathy Doctor, Agartala
lybrate-user we deal with all type off cancer case any stages, where metastasis form some time may possible to change to sum extend, you can use our medicine with chemo or radiation. For more detail consult with us through Lybrate clinic.
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Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection Surgery - In Detail About It!

MBBS, MS - Gen Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection Surgery - In Detail About It!
Minimal invasive surgery for rectal cancers has gained immense popularity and acceptance over open surgery in the last decade. Modern laparoscopic surgery is associated with minimal blood loss and pain with better short-term outcomes. The procedure ensures a speedy recovery and a decreased hospital stay. However, laparoscopic surgery has also been linked to high conversion rates (up to 29%) to open surgery, and those who were converted showed suboptimal outcomes.

To overcome the limitations of laparoscopic surgery, a relatively new technique was introduced known as Robotic-assisted colorectal procedure with the Da Vinci technology.

What is the Da Vinci Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection?

The Da Vinci technology is an innovative surgical system that comprises of 3 components the surgeon console, the patient cart, and the vision cart.

The surgeon sits on the console during the procedure and regulates the instruments after getting a detailed three-dimensional view of the anatomy. The instruments move like the hand of a human, only with a greater range of motion, which allows the surgeon to perform the procedure more efficiently.

The patient cart rests on the operating table close to the patient. During the surgery, the used instruments move in real-time in response to the surgeon s hand movements.

The vision cart allows the various components of the system to communicate between themselves and supports the new-age 3D HD vision system.

How does the procedure work for rectal cancer?

Surgeons use the innovative Da Vinci technology to remove all or part of your rectum through a few incisions. The surgeon sits at a console table right next to the patient and operates using small, wristed movements. The technology precisely translates every hand movement the surgeon makes in real-time to rotate and bend the instruments. A 3D high-definition camera provides your surgeon with a magnified view inside the body. He/she may use fluorescence imaging this activates injected dye to light up and show the flow of blood to the colon, thus offering visualization beyond the human eye. This may prove helpful during the procedure.

Why Opt for Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection?

A review of studies published in recent times suggest the potential benefits of robotic rectal cancer resection surgery, which include

A shorter span of stay in the hospital, as compared to patients undergoing an open surgery or even a laparoscopic surgery

Minimal risk of complications

The new-age Da Vinci technology has made robotic rectal surgeries feasible in a single-phase and a single docking without changing the robotic arms.
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Colon Polyps - What Are The Available Treatment Options?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Colon Polyps - What Are The Available Treatment Options?
A polyp is a cauliflower-like growth on the skin or the mucosal surface. Colon is the medical term for the larger intestine and the rectum. A growth on the mucosal surface of this part of the intestine is known as a colon polyp. Although not visible, colon polyps is present with symptoms, which can lead to their diagnosis. The main cause for concern is that some colon polyps can turn into colorectal cancer, which is the third largest cancer in America.

Types: There are two main types of polyps

Hyperplastic or inflammatory: These are benign growths and do not carry the risk of developing into cancer.
Adenomas: These carry the risk of turning into cancer, and so early detection and intervention is essential.
Though not all polyps develop into tumors, yet all tumors develop from a polyp. There is a strong genetic component, which makes it worse. Someone with inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn s disease is also at a higher risk of mucosal inflammation, which can induce dysplasia and then polyps.

Risk factors:

Family history
Inflammatory bowel disease
Obesity
Diet rich in processed meat and red meat
Smoking
Lack of physical activity
Type 2 diabetes
Being male, being African American
Symptoms: Though often silent, some symptoms which also appear only after the polyp has grown considerably include:

Bleeding with stools often small amounts intermittently, which is occult bleeding, not visible though
Altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea)
Abdominal pain and discomfort
Unexplained weight loss
Anemia (due to blood loss)
Diagnosis: If a person is at risk from medical history and has the above symptoms, then the following are done:

Sigmoidoscopy Viewing the colon and rectum to see if there are any polyps. A biopsy may also be taken to confirm cancerous growth.
Colonoscopy The entire colon is viewed to rule out polyps in other areas of the colon.
CT scan of the abdomen which is non-invasive and can be used as the first step.
Treatment:

If a polyp is diagnosed, then it needs to be removed.
If it turns out cancerous, then detailed evaluation should be done to rule out spread to other areas. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be required to completely eliminate the tumor and contain it.
The surgical removal of the tumor would be planned depending on the stage of the tumor.
Adapting a healthy lifestyle is very essential to managing polyps and preventing cancer. Quitting smoking, managing weight, eating healthy, and being physically active are some ways to prevent colorectal cancer.
Repeat colonoscopy needs to be done to ensure these are not recurrent.
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Hi doctor, I have developed a fear of colon cancer and now I keep checking my anus with finger if blood is coming or not. I do this when multiple times in a day. I use tissue paper also sometime. I have never seen blood while passing. Motion but I keep checking anus due to my fear. What should I do? Please help/

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kollam
Hello lybrate-user, possibly you are worrying unnecessarily, it doesn't mean you get colon cancer if you see blood per rectum. There are many other reasons why you see blood while passing stools or soon after passing stools, that may be related to anorectal disorders like fissures, piles, or fistula. As of now, there is no need to panic about it, you can consult me so that I will clarify your doubts.
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Colon Cancer - How Can Ayurveda Treat It?

MS - Ayurveda, BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Mumbai
Colon Cancer - How Can Ayurveda Treat It?
According to the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer, which is also referred to as colorectal cancer is regarded as the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, as well as the second most important reason of cancer deaths in the U.S. affecting both men and women. But thankfully, colon cancer can be prevented by changing the food habits. It is also important to get regular screenings through colonoscopy, which will help you to determine the early or precancerous stage that can be treated with the removal of cancerous cells.

Colorectal cancer is deemed to be cancer, related to the food habits and it can be prevented by correcting the same. Here are the top ways through which you can help your condition naturally:

Reduce the amount of red meat consumption: Health studies reveal that people who eat red meat on a regular basis are more prone to developing colon cancer. This is because the chemicals required to digest this food damage the DNA material which in turn is the main reason behind the cause of cancer.

Increase the amount of garlic intake: By consuming more garlic, you can reduce the risk of developing different types of cancer, particularly those of the gastrointestinal tract. Garlic is rich in anti-bacterial properties that can block the pathway of cancer causing elements and boost the repair as well as reduce the proliferation of cells. It is also high in selenium and sodiumcontent which are beneficial for the overall health.

Consume all types of plant antioxidants: The bright-coloured fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs and spices, can greatly contribute to adding a wide array of antioxidants in your regular diet. Foods that are rich in antioxidants include carrots, pomegranates, cranberries, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, cabbage, turmeric, sage, rosemary, saffron, purple and red grapes.

Cook foods in sesame oil: The many health benefits of sesame seeds are due to its nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds which consist of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan.

Increase the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids: It has been reported by several types of research that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the occurrence of colon cancer and therefore you must eat a lot of salmon, cod, mackerel and sardines for decreasing the pro-inflammatory levels in your body.

Go For Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness. According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and ultimately disease. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body s innate healing ability.