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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colorectal cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a crucial period for healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge about the latest advancements in detecting, treating, and preventing colon cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Importance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer related deaths. Both men and women are affected, March has been colorectal cancer awareness month since 2000, and blue has been the color of the ribbon for March month.
Colorectal cancer in India
Colorectal cancer - Number of new cases in 2020

Screening Can Save Lives

Early detection is critical in achieving successful treatment outcomes for colon cancer. Screening can help identify polyps and cancer at a stage when it’s most treatable. Numerous trials have shown the benefits of screening in saving lives.
Colorectal cancer screening recommendation

The Power of Regular Screening

Routine screenings, such as colonoscopies, fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs), and CT colonography, can significantly reduce the mortality rates associated with colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy after the age of 50 years (every 10 years), remains the most commonly advisable screening modality.
Colonoscopy-+-Biopsy

Latest Advances in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

The field of colorectal cancer is constantly evolving, with new breakthroughs emerging in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
 

Robotic Surgery

Surgical robot improves a surgeon’s capabilities for working in difficult environments by improving ergonomics & providing 3D magnified vision. Postoperative recovery & functional outcomes are better for rectal cancer surgeries.

Immunotherapy in colorectal Cancer

Immunotherapy, a treatment option that harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, has started showing promise in some forms of colon cancer. Nivolumab, Pembrolizumab & Dostarlimab, are few examples of immunotherapy. An trial with Dostarlimab (highly selected patients, PDL-1) has shown clinical complete response in all 14 patients receiving this drug.

Colonoscopy Videos

Ca Rectum- Colonoscopy

Play Video about Ca Rectum- Colonoscopy by Dr. Harsh Shah

FAP- Colonoscopy

Play Video about FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis)- Colonoscopy by Dr. Harsh Shah

Educational Videos

Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer

Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Success Stories

Dr. Harsh Shah

Dr. Harsh Shah

Dr Harsh Shah is a specialized colorectal cancer surgeon in Ahmedabad.
He is practising at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Harsh Shah

Dr. Harsh Shah

Dr Harsh Shah is a specialized colorectal cancer surgeon in Ahmedabad. He is practising at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad.

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