Colon Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

Colectomy is the surgical removal of a section of the colon and nearby lymph nodes affected by cancer.
Open Colectomy is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the abdomen to remove the diseased section of the colon.
Laparoscopic Colectomy consists of a camera, a light and instruments inserted through small holes in the abdomen in order to remove the tumor.
Usually, about ¼ to 1/3 of the colon and at least 12 lymph nodes are removed through this surgery, but that depends of the size and location of the cancer. The remaining sections of the colon are then reattached, but sometimes, in advanced cancer cases, the entire colon is removed.
Both open and laparoscopic colectomy are used to remove malign polyps that are caused by the prolonged exposure to asbestos.Visit for more information

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