Colon cancer treatment in Israel is carried out by leading surgeons and oncologists of the country in the best private clinic “Herzliya Medical Center”. Close cooperation with leading oncology institutes allows hospital specialists to introduce innovative technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, achieving impressive results at all stages of the disease. Herzliya Medical Center private clinic meets the highest standards of quality of medical care and safety, and highly qualified care and excellent attitude of medical personnel creates an atmosphere conducive to a speedy recovery.
What is characteristic of colon cancer?
Colon cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from the epithelial cells of the inner (mucous) membrane. Uncontrolled growth of cancer cells leads to filling the intestinal lumen with tumor mass and impaired patency. It is important to note that this type of cancer is able to germinate through all layers of the affected intestine, spreading to nearby organs of the abdominal cavity, and also metastasize to neighboring lymph nodes and other parts of the body (mainly to the liver, lungs and brain). Most often, intestinal cancer develops from the so-called precancerous diseases — polyps in the intestine , the timely diagnosis of which helps prevent the development of this serious disease.
About the results of the treatment of bowel cancer in the private clinic Herzliya Medical Center
The main signs and symptoms of colon cancer
The main signs of colon cancer that require immediate differential diagnosis are:
Change in stool — a tendency to causeless and prolonged constipation or diarrhea, as well as a feeling of incomplete bowel movement;
The presence of blood in the feces;
Unexplained and progressive weight loss;
Anemia (anemia) due to chronic blood loss, as well as signs of iron deficiency in routine blood tests;
In the progressive stages of the disease, signs of intestinal obstruction — abdominal pain, bloating, complete absence of stools, nausea, vomiting and signs of acute intoxication of the body may appear. Intestinal obstruction is an urgent surgical condition that threatens the patient’s life and requires immediate treatment;
Signs of metastatic lesions of internal organs against the background of symptoms of the underlying disease.
Timely diagnosis of colon cancer significantly improves the prognosis of full recovery, therefore, with the first symptoms suspicious for a malignant tumor, you need to contact specialized centers.
Diagnosis of colon cancer
In a private clinic, Herzliya Medical Center, patients are diagnosed with modern equipment that allows you to determine the disease in the early stages of its development, as well as accurately assess the degree of damage in the common form of cancer. The main methods for diagnosing colon cancer in Israel are:
Analysis of feces for the presence of hidden blood, including the method of immunochemical testing, which is highly sensitive and allows you to diagnose intestinal bleeding invisible to the eye;
An endoscopic examination of the intestine — a colonoscopy using flexible optical instruments, allowing not only to assess the condition of the intestinal mucosa, but also to conduct a biopsy of areas of the intestine suspicious for a tumor;
Video capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive method for examining the gastrointestinal tract using a remote video camera;
Histological examination of tissue samples taken by biopsy helps in establishing the final diagnosis;
Evaluation of the size, location of the neoplasm and the presence of damage to other organs is carried out using modern x-ray and visual research methods including ultrasound, CT, PET-CT and MRI. One of the innovative methods of non-invasive diagnosis of the large intestine is a virtual colonoscopy — a type of computed tomography protocol with the most accurate determination of pathological processes.
Colon Cancer Treatment in Israel
Doctors at the Herzliya Medical Center use the most effective methods of treating colon cancer in Israel, including:
Colectomy, proctolectomy — operations with colon cancer in order to remove the primary lesion and nearby lymph nodes. Modern advances in surgery allow in most cases to carry out such operations using laparoscopy (without the need for a wide incision) with immediate internal anastomosis (connection) of the intestinal tract. In cases where it is impossible to conduct a one-stage anastomosis, a temporary stoma is removed — an artificial opening for excreting feces;
Chemotherapy and targeted therapy are effective as the main or auxiliary cancer treatment in Israel and are used in combination with surgical removal of the tumor and radiotherapy;
Radiotherapy inhibits the growth of cancer cells and significantly improves the prognosis for combined treatment. Modern radiation therapy protocols minimize side effects.