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Colorectal Cancer Treatment in South Africa

Hospitals and medical centers in South Africa which treat Colorectal Cancer patients.

CHRIS HANI BARAGWANATH HOSPITAL

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the 3rd largest hospital in the world, occupying around 173 acres (0.70 km2), with approximately 3,200 beds and about 6,760 staff members.

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Colorectal Cancer is treated at CHRIS HANI BARAGWANATH HOSPITAL

Netcare Group

Netcare Group provides innovative, quality healthcare in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Colorectal Cancer is treated at Netcare Group

Life Healthcare Hospital Group

Life Healthcare is a leading private hospital operator in South Africa and primarily serves the market for privately insured individuals, representing approximately eight million people. The group provides mainly acute care, high technology private hospital services.

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Colorectal Cancer is treated at Life Healthcare Hospital Group

Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital is a large Provincial government funded hospital situated in central Mthatha in South Africa. It is a tertiary teaching hospital and forms part of the Mthatha Hospital Complex.

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Colorectal Cancer is treated at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

Life Kingsbury Hospital

The extensive hospital network includes 64 hospitals (of which 57 are majority owned by Life Healthcare and another seven in which the group holds substantial minority ownership), providing a range of healthcare services throughout South Africa.

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Colorectal Cancer is treated at Life Kingsbury Hospital

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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 Health-Tourism.com. 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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