Rectal cancer. MCSC patient historyNews
Patient K., 34 years old, turned to a MCSC gastroenterologist.
- He complained of blood discharge during bowel movements, periodic constipation, discomfort in the lower abdomen.
The doctor prescribed a comprehensive examination:
- Ultrasound of the abdominal cavity
- colonoscopy with ileal examination to exclude inflammatory bowel disease
- blood test for antibodies to helicobacter infection
He also underwent a fibrocolonoscopy, according to which a rectal tumor was detected, and a biopsy was taken.
- Morphological examination showed: the patient has adenocarcinoma of the rectum.
After the examinations, our specialists conducted an oncological consultation consisting of coloproctologists, chemotherapists and radiotherapists.
- Taking into account the localization and prevalence of the tumor process, chemoradiotherapy is recommended for the patient.
Doctors noted positive dynamics: the tumor and lymph nodes have shrunk.
The next stage is surgical treatment for the patient.
- Doctors of the Department of Coloproctology performed laparoscopically assisted low anterior resection of the rectum.
The postoperative period proceeded smoothly, without complications. Thanks to minimally invasive technologies, our patient moved and ate on his own the very next day after the operation.
- After 6 days He was discharged, feels well and has returned to normal life.
At the last stage of treatment, the patient is prescribed adjuvant chemotherapy.
- Also later (5-6 weeks after surgery) He will undergo reconstructive plastic surgery to restore the continuity of the colon.
The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age. Most cases occur in people over the age of 50. In terms of prevalence, it is second only to breast cancer and lung cancer.
- However, the WHO notes a worldwide trend towards the occurrence of this disease in young people and even adolescents.
Dear patients, if you are concerned about unpleasant symptoms, we recommend that you consult a doctor.