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My Father Has Colon Cancer?

Postby Caramichil » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:23 pm

He is scared, how can i make him feel better, he has to have a major operation he is in his 70's , i thought he wouldn't be scared or upset but he is. I don't know how to comfort him
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My Father Has Colon Cancer?

Postby Diolmhain » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:42 pm

My dad beat the cancer of the colon and there IS a percentage of people that beat it. ask him if there is anything you can do for him in the meantime. take good care.
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Postby Oved » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:45 pm

colon cancer is one of the easier types sometimes to have if it is not to bad the bowel can be cut out and then put back together...I know several people who have had it and gone on to live normal lives and even if the whole bowel is taken it is still managable and not as bad as some of the other types like liver cancer...people with liver cancer die within a few months...I am sure his doc has told him that colon cancer is like this but he will still be scared no matter what put yourself in his place and then try to just be there and comfort him >>>do whatver he needs in his daily life to help him, just being there will be the best medicine I am sure....>>>
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Postby keefer » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:20 pm

There is no other alternative than surgery. If the tumor is not received the case will be terminal and he will have more suffering. He should have surgery and also chemotherapy and Radiation therapy to come out of the deadly disease cancer otherwise it will be fatal. You have to convince him and give full treatment as CANCER IS STILL AN ENIGMA. You can also take him to some Physiological -Oncologist for counselling and to give encouragement. Please act as per the advice of your oncologist.

No please some details about the surgery of colon cancer for your information. You will yourself feel scared by reading this but the truth is truth and we have to face it courageously-

Surgical removal of the involved segment of colon (colectomy) along with its blood supply and regional lymph nodes is the primary therapy for colon cancer. Usually, the partial colectomies are separated into right, left, transverse, or sigmoid sections based on the blood supply. The removal of the blood supply at its origin along with the regional lymph nodes that accompany it ensures an adequate margin of normal colon on either side of the primary tumor. When the cancer lies in a position such that the blood supply and lymph drainage between two of the major vessels, both vessels are taken to assure complete radical resection or removal (extended radical right or left colectomy). If the primary tumor penetrates through the bowel wall, any tissue adjacent to the tumor extension is also taken if feasible.

Surgery is used as primary therapy for stages I through III colon cancer unless there are signs that local invasion will not permit complete removal of the tumor, as may occur in advanced stage III tumors. However, this circumstance is rare, occurring in less than 2% of all colon cancer cases.

After the resection is completed, the ends of the remaining colon are reconstructed; the hook-up is called an anastomosis. Once healing has occurred, there may be a slight increase in the frequency of bowel movements. This effect usually lasts only for several weeks. Most patients go on to develop completely normal bowel function.

Occasionally, the anastomosis is risky and cannot be performed. When the anastomosis cannot be performed, a colostomy is performed instead. A colostomy is performed by bringing the end of the colon through the abdominal wall and sewing it to the skin. The patient will have to wear an appliance (a bag) to manage the stool. The colostomy may be temporary and the patient may undergo a hook-up at a later, safer date, or the colostomy may be permanent. In most cases, emergent colostomies are not reversed and are permanent.-
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