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Colorectal Cancer Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America which treat Colorectal Cancer patients.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at San Javier Marina Hospital

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at San Fernando Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at San Javier Hospital

International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at International Bio Care Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Victor Loustaunau, MD

Medical Hyperthermia

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Hospital Country 2000

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.


Colorectal Cancer is treated at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

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About Colorectal Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is an acronym that refers to cancer that begins in the colon called colon cancer and cancer that start at the rectum called rectal cancer. Thus, cancer affecting these parts is called colorectal cancer.

How colorectal cancer begins

A cancer condition occurs when cells in the body part start to grow out uncontrollably. In most cases, colorectal cancers start as a tumor on the inner lining of the rectum or colon called a polyp, which may then develop into cancer over the years. The most common types of polyps are hyperplastic and adenomas, which forms where there are issues with the manner in which cells repair and grow in the lining of the colon.

Preferences of the condition and measures to avoid it

The condition is common to people with; more than 50 years of age, inflammatory bowel disease, and history of ovarian cancer, breast, or family history of this cancer condition. Also lifestyle such as, lack of proper exercising, consuming a lot of processed meats and red meats, as well as obesity and excessive consumption of alcohol.

Precautions and Treatment

Screening tests should be carried out once you turn 50 for early diagnosis. The test involves the use of a tiny camera to screen the whole colon and rectum with the aim of finding polyps for early treatment.

Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia for radiofrequency ablation and incision on the skin, General Anesthesia for incision through the abdomen and for surgery

Recovery : Radiation therapy is associated with infertility as well as sexual problems. Chemotherapy may cause diarrhea, vomiting and mouth sores. Surgery is associated with pain and tenderness in the operated area.

Risks : Infection especially at the sites where surgery was performed, bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, damage to nearby organs

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