Colorectal Cancer Surgery

A colectomy is surgery to cut all or part of the colon. Nearby lymph nodes are also removed. If only part of the colon is removed, it's called a hemicolectomy, segmental resection or partial colectomy. The surgeon takes out the part of the colon with the cancer and a small segment of normal colon on either side Surgery is often the main treatment for earlier-stage colon cancers. The type of surgery used depends on the stage of the cancer, where it is, and the aim of the surgery. The following are type of surgery included