Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Why Choose A Minimal Invasive Surgery For Treating Colorectal Cancer?

Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer and advanced treatment methods play a vital role in improving the survival rate of the patient. Treatment may involve a colonoscopy to remove polyps or cancerous cells from the lining of the colon. Advanced stages require surgery to remove some of, or, in rare cases, the entire colon. 

Colorectal Cancer

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is considered as the most effective treatment method for colorectal cancer, in terms of its ability to reduce recovery time, intraoperative injury, and postoperative complications. Following are the most common benefits of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: 

Smaller Incision

Compared to open surgery, laparoscopic surgery creates only smaller incisions. This leaves only minimal scars after recovery.

Less Pain and Minimal Side effects

As laparoscopic surgery uses smaller incisions, the patient will experience less pain. This will reduce the need for painkillers and decreases the common side effects associated with medications, such as nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness.

Faster Recovery

Minimally invasive surgery helps to improve the physical recovery of the patient. It reduces the risks of chest infection and blood clotting, especially for elderly patients, as the patients can stand and get out of bed and walk earlier after the surgery. The patient can easily return to their regular diet and can regain their bowel functions within a short time.

Lower Risk Of Abdominal Adhesion

Abdominal adhesion is a common complication that develops after any abdominal surgery, which can cause pain. Abdominal adhesion is the scar tissue bands that can form between abdominal tissues and organs, causing tissues and organs to stick together. In some cases, a second operation might require to solve this issue. Minimally invasive surgery reduces the risk of abdominal adhesion.

Reduces the risk of incisional hernia

Patients who opt for open surgery are at risk of developing a condition called incisional hernia. Choosing a laparoscopic surgery also helps to reduce the risk of incisional hernia.

Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery

Robotic surgery is the revolutionary transformation of laparoscopic surgery. Robot-Assisted laparoscopic surgery allows for more technical precision, accuracy, and minimal blood loss.

However, this procedure may take a longer time than laparoscopic surgery. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery allows surgeons to have a more unobstructed view of the operating field. It also provides freedom of hand movement compared to the standard laparoscopy. With robotic surgery, the surgeons can identify the pelvic nerves, more clearly. They can preserve it by reducing the incidence of postoperative sexual dysfunction.

Colorectal Cancer

Laparoscopy is the most common minimally invasive surgical technique which uses only a small cut. Experts like Dr. Shabnam Bashir provide laparoscopic surgeries that leave no scars and wipe out your worries about colorectal cancer.


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Myth Vs The Facts About Breast Cancer

The very mention of breast cancer evokes fear in many. Irrational fear is exploited by certain people who spread misinformation for their selfish interests . Hence it becomes important that the public uses sound logic before believing in baseless rumours. Let's expose the prominent myths that are often associated with breast cancer and try to get the right perspective.
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The most common belief is that breast cancer is often determined by genetics. This is true to a great extent as the risk aspect increases considerably if someone in the family has had breast cancer in the past. However one needs to understand that a significant majority suffering from this ailment doesn't have any family history that could support this belief.

There are many who consider consumption of a sugary diet as a possible cause. While there is no denying the fact that cancer cells thrive on sugar, no credible study has backed the belief that excessive sugar consumption in itself triggers breast cancer.

Consistent use of antiperspirants and deodorants is attributed to breast cancer by a few. Their view is that the aluminium content in antiperspirants tends to get absorbed into the skin and causes an imbalance in the estrogen levels thus leading to cancer. This also has been rubbished conclusively by researchers.

Loss of hair is an inevitable outcome of chemotherapy which forms part of breast cancer treatment, however rest assured the loss is only temporary. Within a matter of few months hair tends to grow back.

Excessive usage of the mobile phone and placing the phone in close proximity to the breast is believed to be the cause of breast cancer. This is on account of the radiation emitted by the device. However a positive correlation between the two hasn't been established until now.

Another popular misconception is that breast cancer invariably leads to mastectomy and that the recreated breast won't acquire its former shape. However the truth is that by using either skin tissue from other parts of the body or by inserting implants (silicon or saline) the breast could be recreated to nearly the same dimensions as the original.

Cancer in general and breast cancer in specific isn't contagious. There is no microorganism involved and the condition is on account of a rapid multiplication of cells on account of genetic damage. Unless there is an organ or tissue transplant involving a cancer affected donor, cancer can't spread.

The other myth is that cancers are not preventable, however the data says that 30-55% of cancers are preventable. We might not be able to bring down our risk to zero but can significantly reduce by controlling the modifiable factors that can contribute to breast cancer. Among those factors the prominent ones are giving birth to the first child before the age of 35 years, by adequately breastfeeding for 2 years, by reducing body weight and avoiding sedentary habits, cutting down packaged and precooked junk food, by avoiding hormone replacement therapies after menopause, by assessing the risk of breast cancer before stimulating ovaries in assisted fertility, by avoiding various carcinogens entering the body through cosmetics, toiletries or food kept in plastics that are subjected to extreme temperatures and by avoiding smoking and alcohol as smoking contributes to nearly 33% of cancers.

Mutation of cancer cells could occur on account of a host of reasons and it becomes literally impossible to pin down the exact reason that could have triggered the malady. All that's possible from our side is to adopt a healthy living, undertake regular health checkups, stay away from known causes that induce cancer, remain positive and hope for the best.
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