Comprehensive care for colon cancer at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in men and the second most in women, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the large intestine and typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age. The incidences of colon cancer are increasing among young adults mainly resulting from poor dietary habits. Colon cancer, also sometimes known as colorectal cancer (which describes co-occurring colon cancer and rectal cancer), is preventable and highly curable if detected in early stages.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Oncology Department offers state-of-the-art, efficient, integrated, comprehensive treatment for patients with colon cancer. The centre not only has world-class specialists and facilities, but also the sophisticated medical equipment - such as colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, CT scans, PET scans or MRI scans. Our experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all anal, colon and rectal diseases.
Fortis pioneered some of the most advanced colon cancer treatments, including minimally invasive surgeries, and offer promising new therapies for metastatic cancers. Our surgeons are particularly skilled at techniques that use a robotic system to provide greater precision and enhanced visibility.
Our specialists from all areas of colon cancer care work together to create individualised treatment plans for each patient’s needs. Using evidence-based approach in patient care, our experts choose the best combination of therapies to treat the disease and give you the best possible clinical outcome.
Our multi-disciplinary team of experts works together to ensure quality care and successful recovery:
- Medical oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Radiologists and interventional radiologists
- Colon and rectal surgeons
- Gastroenterologists and hepatologists
- General surgeons
- Well-trained oncology nurses, clinical nutritionists, radiotherapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers, etc.
The team closely coordinates with other medical professionals, including neurologists, anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, and clinical pharmacologists, etc.