Cancer Rectum Surgery
Surgical procedures for colorectal cancer include:
- Partial colectomy for colon cancer
- Total colectomy with colostomy for colon cancer
- Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer
Some people who require removal of large parts of the colon will require a colostomy. This allows stool to flow into a bag on the abdominal wall. Sometimes the colostomies are temporary, while others are permanent.
Less than 1% of patients with colon cancer require a colostomy.
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