Doctors: Not All Colon Cancer Patients Must Use Lifelong Stoma
One of the concerns of patients when going to undergo colon cancer surgery is the necessity to use a lifelong stoma. Whereas according to the doctor, the patient does not need sekhawatir itu.dr Eko Priatno SpB-KBD from RS Pondok Indah-Puri Indah explained that the stoma is a bag used as a place to dispose of feces. The use of stoma is necessary in colon cancer surgery. But not all patients should use it for life
When surgery is removed tumor in the colon, then the large intestine is sewn back to be connected. Well, this stoma is used so that the faeces (faeces) do not pass through the connection to avoid the risk of leakage, “” explained dr Eko, in a media meeting at Plaza Senayan, Jl Asia Afrika, South Jakarta.
In cancer patients whose tumors are small or located far from the anus, stoma is only used for approximately three months. After the doctor feels the connection of the colon is maximal and the patient does not experience any other complication symptoms, the stoma can be revoked and the patient can defecate as usual.But especially for advanced patients who also undergo radiation treatment, stoma should normally be used for life. The reason, radiation treatment makes the risk of leakage in the connection of the large intestine increases
Radiation or rays that it is good, because its function to kill cancer cells so that the tumor shrink. But it also makes the risk of leakage higher, “” he said. Read also: Laparoscopic Surgery Does Not Increase Recurrence of Colon Cancer Illness Stoma is also used in patients whose tumor cancers are located at the bottom near the anus. If the tumor is removed and the large intestine is joined, its location below also increases the risk of leakage
If the tumor near the anus would be difficult to rescue, because the anus would have been cut. So the patient can not be normal again, “” he said. The use of stoma is very important for patients with colon cancer. If the patient does not want to use a stoma, the dirt that passes through the intestine connection can leak and spread throughout the body through the network of blood vessels
If the leak is very dangerous, the risk can lose lives. Because the dirt is the contents of bacteria, will spread throughout the body and cause sepsis and patients can die, “” lid.Read also: CHAPTER Pain and Blood, Hemorrhoids or Colon Cancer?
(mrs / vit)