How to Diagnose Colon Cancer

by Dr. Jagannath Dixit

Dr. Jagannath Dixit, a Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology, discusses the diagnostic process for colon cancer in an interview with Vijay Karnataka. Colorectal cancer affects the large intestine, a crucial part of the digestive system. What are the symptoms of colon cancer? Learn about them from the doctor and understand the available treatment options.

Dr. Dixit explains the surprising association of cancer with snake-like characteristics and highlights the common types of gastrointestinal cancer and dietary differences in our country. He emphasizes that genetic factors greatly influence the development of cancer, with the prevalence often linked to genetic predispositions.

He also discusses the advancements in robotics for minimally invasive surgery, including the use of technology-based treatment options. 3D magnification enlarges small structures for precision surgery on organs, blood vessels, nerves, and more. In robotic surgery, clips are used to control blood flow during procedures in target areas, resulting in minimal invasiveness. Patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery, and higher satisfaction levels.

Robotic surgery enables operations on various organs including the uterus, esophagus, pancreas, and liver. Local recurrence rates decrease with robotic surgery, leading to improved survival outcomes.