Colon Cancer

At Basil Onco Care, your treatment for colon cancer is personalized to provide the best outcomes, while focusing on your quality of life. We offer leading-edge treatments for colon cancer, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries that provide successful treatment with less impact on you.

This is the only center in Surat where Oncologist/Cancer specialist team will take care of your colon cancer to decide best approach suited for individual to maximize outcome.

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Colon cancer often does not have symptoms in the early stages. Most colon cancers begin as polyps, small non-cancerous growths on the colon wall that can grow larger and become cancerous. As polyps or cancers grow, they can bleed or block the intestines.

Symptoms of colon cancer may include:

Colon Cancer Diagnosis

The following tests may be used to diagnose colon cancer or find out if it has spread. Tests also may be used to find out if surrounding tissues or organs have been damaged by treatment.

Digital rectal exam (DRE):

The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to feel for polyps or other problems.

Fecal occult blood test (FOBT):

This take-home test finds blood in stool.

Endoscopic tests, which may include:

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS):

An endoscope is inserted into the rectum. A probe at the end bounces high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) off internal organs to make a picture (sonogram). Also called endosonography.

Imaging tests, which may include:

Blood test for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA):

CEA is a protein, or tumor marker, made by some cancerous tumors. This test also can be used to find out if the tumor is growing or has come back after treatment.

Colon Cancer Treatment

A team of BASIL experts customizes your treatment plan for the most-effective, least-invasive therapies available.
Specially trained nurses, ostomy nurses, nutritionists and social workers support your cancer doctors as part of a comprehensive approach.
Advanced genetic testing allows us to customize your treatment for the best possible results, by experts with experience treating rare hereditary colorectal cancers.
If you have colon cancer, your care at Basil Onco Care may include one or more of the following therapies.

Surgery

Surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer, especially if it has not spread. As for many cancers, surgery for colon cancer is most successful when done by a surgeon with a great deal of experience in the procedure.
Colon cancer may be treated with surgery alone, surgery and chemotherapy, and/or other treatments. Chemotherapy or radiation may be given:
The type of surgery depends on the stage and location of the tumor:

Polypectomy

A colonoscope, which is a long tube with a camera on the end, is inserted into the rectum and guided to the polyp. A tiny, scissor-like tool or wire loop removes the polyp.

Colectomy

The area of the colon where the cancer is, along with some healthy surrounding tissue, is removed. The associated lymph nodes are removed (biopsied) and looked at under a microscope. Usually the surgeon then rejoins the parts of the colon. This surgery also is called a hemicolectomy or partial colectomy.
Your doctor will decide whether it is best to perform traditional open surgery or minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
With minimally invasive surgery, small cuts are made in the abdomen. A tiny camera and surgical instruments are inserted. The surgeon then uses video imaging to perform the surgery. BASIL surgeons are among the most experienced in the Surat in minimally invasive colon cancer surgery.

Chemotherapy

BASIL offers the most up-to-date and effective chemotherapy options for colon cancer. Drugs are given by mouth (pills) or intravenously (injected into a vein).

Targeted Therapies

BASIL offers targeted therapies for certain types of colon cancer. These innovative new drugs stop the growth of cancer cells by interfering with certain proteins and receptors or blood vessels that supply the tumor with what it needs to grow, survive and spread.