IBD surgeries and colorectal cancer
As we are well aware of, both anti-TNF drugs and biologics are the medications that are suggested to curb inflammatory bowel disease conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two commonly found inflammatory bowel disease conditions that result in acute inflammation in the digestive tract. When medications fail to deliver the needed results, specialised surgeries for IBD are recommended to prevent the deterioration of the health conditions of the patients by surgically removing the affected area. Apart from augmenting the healing process, surgeries for IBD are recommended to help inflammatory bowel disease patients avoid the risk of colorectal caner, which can be a grave and complicated disease conditions. When compared to the general population, patients who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease face the highest risk of colorectal cancer. The magnitude of risk increases when a patient lives with an IBD condition for a prolonged timespan, and fail to get adequate treatments in a time bound manner. Moreover, inflammatory bowel disease patients who live with a diseased colon have greater risk of developing colorectal cancer.
In order to avoid colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease patients who have been suffering from the disease condition for nearly ten years should undergo surveillance colonoscopies within a timespan of one to two years. The timespan is not common and might vary with the level of risks and family history of colorectal cancer. The common method used for colonoscopy often includes a set of biopsies that help detect the disease conditions and their severity. This is often followed by the surgery to remove the affected area of the gastrointestinal tract, thus eliminating the risks of developing colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is also known by the names colon cancer, rectal cancer, as well as bowel cancer, as they cancerous development is detected in the colon or rectum. Signs of colorectal cancer includes, irregularities in bowel movements, weight loss, fatigue, and blood in the stool.
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|Category: Medicine and Health | Added by: harvidxar852 (04.06.2015)
| Author: Daniel Disusa E W
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