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Colon cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers and is on the rise. The good news is that because of improved early recognition and modern therapies this disease is much more treatable than was the case just a few years ago. Because of this, the survival rate is also continually increasing.
Various treatment methods are available to colon cancer patients: Operations, chemotherapy, radiation and treatment with targeted medications play an important role.
The therapy depends on the type (histological findings) as well as the tumour growth and stage of the disease. Good collaboration between surgery, gastroenterology, oncology, radiology and radiation therapy is important for optimal therapy.
Every patient receives an individualised treatment plan that the oncologist determines along with the necessary specialists for every patient. That is why individual decisions are made about every treatment situation, but you can be sure that in Austria you will only receive the most modern, most effective and best therapy.
Colon cancer prevention:
- annual occult blood test (test for hidden blood in stool) starting at age 40
- colonoscopy starting at age 50. The frequency of colonoscopies is determined by your risk factor.
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