Treatment of Bowel Tumors
Treatment of the Bowel Tumors
Bowel tumors, also known as colorectal tumors, are abnormal growths that can occur in the colon or rectum. These tumors can be benign, meaning they are non-cancerous, or malignant, meaning they are cancerous. Treatment for bowel tumors depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor, as well as the patient’s overall health. Surgery is the most common treatment for bowel tumors. The type of surgery performed depends on the size and location of the tumor. For benign tumors, the surgeon may simply remove the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue. For malignant tumors, the surgeon may need to remove a larger portion of the colon or rectum, as well as nearby lymph nodes. In some cases, the entire colon or rectum may need to be removed. In addition to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be used to treat bowel tumors. Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells, while radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. These treatments may be used alone or in combination with surgery. In some cases, targeted therapy may be used to treat bowel tumors. Targeted therapy involves the use of drugs that specifically target cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed. This type of therapy is often used in combination with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Finally, immunotherapy may be used to treat bowel tumors. Immunotherapy involves the use of drugs that help the body’s immune system fight cancer cells. This type of therapy is often used in combination with other treatments. No matter what type of treatment is used, it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions and attend all follow-up appointments. With proper treatment, many bowel tumors can be successfully treated.