Colorectal cancer annually strikes about 140,000 people and causes 60,000 deaths in the United States. Its incidence is on the rise in India. Incidence of CRC is increasing in young age especially in developing countries, which is mainly contributed by change in lifestyle and food habits.
Colorectal cancers are potentially curable if detected in its early stages. More than 90 percent of patients are over 40, In India, it is the fourth most common cause of cancer in males and third most common cause of cancer in females. The age-standardized rates of CRC in India have been estimated to be 4.2 and 3.2/100,000 for males and females, respectively, compared to 35.3 and 25.7, respectively, in the USA.
Traditional abdominal surgery involves a large cut in the abdomen (tummy). Laparoscopic colorectal surgery (or keyhole surgery) involves a number of smaller cuts in the abdominal wall. In principle, the same operation is being performed in open or laparoscopic abdominal (keyhole) surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery causes significantly less pain after the operation from the wound. It also means that you stay in hospital a shorter time (a matter of days) and can return to normal activities in a few weeks.
An health educational programme on colorectal diseases – TV 9 Kannada 9th Jan 2020.
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