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Colorectal Cancer Surgery Abu Dhabi

 

When the rectum become abnormal and the growth of cells go out of control then the line of the colony is termed colorectal cancer. In this case, the symptoms do not appear until cancer has advanced. This is why doctors always recommend having regular colorectal cancer screenings.

In layman's language, any form of cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer. Whereas any cancer that is formed in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the term assigned to those cancers that affect either of these organs. In the majority of cases, it has been observed that colorectal cancer generally develops over time from precancerous (adenomatous) polyps. Polyps are abnormal growth that changes after a series of mutations occurring in their cellular DNA. Alcohol intake, smoking, inflammatory bowel disease, inappropriate diet, and a family history of colon or rectal cancer are some of the risk factors for colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi.

 

What parts of the body are affected by colorectal cancer Abu Dhabi?

 

In order to have a proper understanding of colorectal cancer, it is important to understand which parts of the body are affected and how they work.

  • The colon: -

 

The colon is a long tube that connects the small intestine to the rectum. It is approximately 5- to 6-foot long. The large intestine comprises both the colon and rectum. The function of the large intestine is to move and process the digestive food across your body and down towards the rectum. From here the processed food exits the body as stool. The colon is comprised of several parts. Those are: -

 

  1. Ascending colon: -

 

 

The journey of undigested food begins in this section. This undigested food moves through the colon. This is where the fluid is reabsorbed more efficiently.

 

  1. Transverse colon: -

 

It is the site that takes the food from one side of the body to the other. The movement takes place from right to left.

 

  1. Descending colon: -

 

The food makes its way down through the descending colon after it has travelled across the top.

 

  1. Sigmoid colon: -

 

This is the final section of the colon. This portion is “S” shaped and the last stop before the rectum.

 

  • The rectum: -

The rectum connects the colon to the anus. It is a 5- to the 6-inch chamber that acts as a storage unit. It holds the stool until defecation occurs.

 

How does colorectal cancer Abu Dhabi develop?

 

In order to maintain a healthy body the function of our body’s cells is to grow, divide, and then die. In this way, our body can function properly. However, in a few cases, this process gets out of control. Instead of dying, cells keep on growing and dividing. If this happens, colorectal cancer may ultimately develop as the cells lining the colon and rectum multiply out of control.

In most cases, it has been seen that colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi begins as small precancerous polyps. These polyps keep their calm and cause symptoms after becoming large or cancerous. This is where the advancements in medical science come to detect and remove the cells at the pre-cancerous polyp stage This is done before the development of cancer.

 

What if You have polyps?

 

Adenomas and sessile serrated lesions are precancerous polyps, so it is thought that cancer arises mainly from these legions, despite there being a variety of colorectal polyps. If possibly found, a polyp is usually removed during a colonoscopy. The removed polyps during colonoscopies then go to the pathology lab where it is examined by a pathologist and evaluation is carried out to determine if they contain precancerous or cancerous cells. Your health provider will recommend a future colonoscopy for surveillance or monitoring purposes, on the basis of size, type, and a number of precancerous polyps found during a colonoscopy.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer Abu Dhabi?

 

In unfortunate cases, some colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi might be present without any signs or symptoms. This is why it is recommended to have regular colorectal screenings. This is very useful to detect problems beforehand.

 

Colonoscopy is the best screening evaluation process that can be carried out. Virtual/CT colonoscopy, faecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and faecal DNA tests are some of the other screening options available.

Based on your risk factor, the decision is taken for screening tests. There is no particular age to conduct the screening test. A family history of colon and rectal cancers were considered before the examinations.

No matter what your age is or if your family have a history of colorectal cancer, inform the doctor if you have any of the signs that could indicate colorectal cancer. Some of the most common signs of colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi include the following: -

 

 

  • Vomiting

  • Unexplained Anaemia

  • Blood on or in the stool

  • Change in bowel habits

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain or bloating

  

It is important to see your doctor for evaluation if you experience any of these signs or symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment can be life-saving for a patient with colorectal cancer.

 

When should screening for colorectal cancer Abu Dhabi begin?

 

According to a survey, it has been reported that people at average risk of colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi must consider regular screening at age 45. Some experts even say that the age boundary of 50 is suitable to start the screening. However, the same thing comes that if you have a personal or a family history of inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal polyps, then you might need screening before age 45.

Colorectal polyps and cancer affect both genders, so it is recommended that both men and women should undergo screening. Based on your risk factors, your healthcare provider will suggest the best way and age start your screening.

 

What if You have a family history of colorectal cancer?

 

If you have a family history of the condition, then your doctor may recommend earlier screening for colorectal cancer. Your doctor will discuss all of your risk factors with you, in order to determine the appropriate age to start screening. A history of cancer in the abdomen, a history of inflammatory bowel disease, and a family or personal history of polyps are the risk factors involved.

It has been confirmed through studies that having a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer drops you in the risk that is 2-3 times higher than someone who doesn’t have a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer. Speaking of a first-degree relative can be your blood relation. But still, you can have a higher risk if you have other people in your family with colorectal cancer. It is not necessarily your first-degree relatives. They could be your nephews, grandchildren, aunts, cousins, even uncles.

Age is an important parameter at which any relative is diagnosed. If your relative is diagnosed before age 45, then the risk to you is more significant. It has been found out that only 15-30% of people get colorectal cancer because of genetics. Around 10-30% have a family history of the disease.

You may be recommended for genetic testing or counselling if your relatives have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi. There are certain DNA based mutations that are inherited and linked to colorectal cancers. This is why genetic testing is recommended that will provide the information needed to know if you are at a higher risk. Screening done at the right time can stop cancer before it develops. Earlier the screening, better are the after results.

 

What is involved in screening for colorectal cancer Abu Dhabi?

 

In order to screen colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend any of the below-mentioned tests. Despite, colonoscopy is considered the best, other options are available. Some other screening options are: -

  • Faecal DNA test

  • Virtual colonoscopy

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Double-contrast barium enema

  • Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

  • Guaiac-based faecal occult blood test (g-FOBT)

 

In most cases, it has been seen that people who have had colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi live normal lives. The advancements in the field of medical science have proved that, with a few or a combination of treatments, one can avoid the risk of recurrence of cancer. Keeping in touch with your doctor will not only help you keep a check on your health but also benefits you in several other ways. If you are looking for the best surgeon for colorectal cancer, then Dr Haytham must be the one you must look out for.

 

Symptoms do not appear until cancer has advanced. This is why doctors always recommend having regular colorectal cancer screenings.

In layman's language, any form of cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer. Whereas any cancer that is formed in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the term assigned to those cancers that affect either of these organs. In the majority of cases, it has been observed that colorectal cancer generally develops over time from precancerous (adenomatous) polyps.

 

Polyps are abnormal growth that changes after a series of mutations occurring in their cellular DNA. Alcohol intake, smoking, inflammatory bowel disease, inappropriate diet, and a family history of colon or rectal cancer are some of the risk factors for colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi.

 

What parts of the body are affected by colorectal cancer?

 

In order to have a proper understanding of colorectal cancer, it is important to understand which parts of the body are affected and how they work.

  • The colon: -

 

The colon is a long tube that connects the small intestine to the rectum. It is approximately 5- to 6-foot long. The large intestine comprises both the colon and rectum. The function of the large intestine is to move and process the digestive food across your body and down towards the rectum. From here the processed food exits the body as stool. The colon is comprised of several parts. Those are: -

 

  1. Ascending colon: -The journey of undigested food begins in this section. This undigested food moves through the colon. This is where the fluid is reabsorbed more efficiently.

  2. Transverse colon: -It is the site that takes the food from one side of the body to the other. The movement takes place from right to left.

  3. Descending colon: -The food makes its way down through the descending colon after it has travelled across the top.

  4. Sigmoid colon: -This is the final section of the colon. This portion is “S” shaped and the last stop before the rectum.

  • The rectum: -

The rectum connects the colon to the anus. It is a 5- to 6-inch chamber that acts as a storage unit. It holds the stool until defecation occurs.

How does colorectal cancer develop?

 

In order to maintain a healthy body the function of our body’s cells is to grow, divide, and then die. In this way, our body can function properly. However, in a few cases, this process gets out of control. Instead of dying, cells keep on growing and dividing. If this happens, colorectal cancer may ultimately develop as the cells lining the colon and rectum multiply out of control.

In most cases, it has been seen that colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi begins as small precancerous polyps. These polyps keep their calm and cause symptoms after becoming large or cancerous. This is where the advancements in medical science come to detect and remove the cells at the pre-cancerous polyp stage This is done before the development of cancer.

 

 What if You have polyps?

 

Adenomas and sessile serrated lesions are precancerous polyps, so it is thought that cancer arises mainly from these legions, despite there being a variety of colorectal polyps. If possibly found, a polyp is usually removed during a colonoscopy. The removed polyps during colonoscopies then go to the pathology lab where it is examined by a pathologist and evaluation is carried out to determine if they contain precancerous or cancerous cells. Your health provider will recommend a future colonoscopy for surveillance or monitoring purposes, on the basis of size, type, and the number of precancerous polyps found during a colonoscopy.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

 

In unfortunate cases, some colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi might be present without any signs or symptoms. This is why it is recommended to have regular colorectal screenings. This is very useful to detect problems beforehand. Colonoscopy is the best screening evaluation process that can be carried out. Virtual/CT colonoscopy, faecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and faecal DNA tests are some of the other screening options available.

Based on your risk factor, the decision is taken for screening tests. There is no particular age to conduct the screening test. A family history of colon and rectal cancers were considered before the examinations.

No matter what your age is or if your family have a history of colorectal cancer, inform the doctor if you have any of the signs that could indicate colorectal cancer. Some of the most common signs of colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi include the following: -

 

 

  • Vomiting

  • Unexplained Anaemia

  • Blood on or in the stool

  • Change in bowel habits

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain or bloating

  

It is important to see your doctor for evaluation if you experience any of these signs or symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment can be life-saving for a patient with colorectal cancer.

 

When should screening for colorectal cancer begin?

 

According to a survey, it has been reported that people at average risk of colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi must consider regular screening at age 45. Some experts even say that the age boundary of 50 is suitable to start the screening. However, the same thing comes that if you have a personal or a family history of inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal polyps, then you might need screening before age 45.

Colorectal polyps and cancer affect both genders, so it is recommended that both men and women should undergo screening. Based on your risk factors, your healthcare provider will suggest the best way and age start your screening.

 

What if You have a family history of colorectal cancer?

 

If you have a family history of the condition, then your doctor may recommend earlier screening for colorectal cancer. Your doctor will discuss all of your risk factors with you, in order to determine the appropriate age to start screening. A history of cancer in the abdomen, a history of inflammatory bowel disease, and a family or personal history of polyps are the risk factors involved.

It has been confirmed through studies that having a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer drops you in the risk that is 2-3 times higher than someone who doesn’t have a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer. Speaking of a first-degree relative can be your blood relation. But still, you can have a higher risk if you have other people in your family with colorectal cancer. It is not necessarily your first-degree relatives. They could be your nephews, grandchildren, aunts, cousins, even uncles.

Age is an important parameter at which any relative is diagnosed. If your relative is diagnosed before age 45, then the risk to you is more significant. It has been found out that only 15-30% of people get colorectal cancer because of genetics. Around 10-30% have a family history of the disease.

You may be recommended for genetic testing or counselling if your relatives have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi. There are certain DNA based mutations that are inherited and linked to colorectal cancers. This is why genetic testing is recommended that will provide the information needed to know if you are at a higher risk. Screening done at the right time can stop cancer before it develops. Earlier the screening, better are the after results.

 

What is involved in screening for colorectal cancer?

 

In order to screen colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend any of the below-mentioned tests. Despite, colonoscopy is considered the best, other options are available. Some other screening options are: -

  • Faecal DNA test

  • Virtual colonoscopy

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Double-contrast barium enema

  • Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

  • Guaiac-based faecal occult blood test (g-FOBT)

 

In most cases, it has been seen that people who have had colorectal cancer surgery Abu Dhabi live normal lives. The advancements in the field of medical science have proved that, with a few or a combination of treatments, one can avoid the risk of recurrence of cancer. Keeping in touch with your doctor will not only help you keep a check on your health but also benefits you in several other ways. If you are looking for the best surgeon for colorectal cancer, then Dr Haytham must be the one you must look out for.