Type of Surgery
A Breakdown of the Costs of Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Last updated: 04/08/2009
- Chemotherapy fees
- Drug fees
- Radiation therapy fees
- Hospital fees
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Polypectomies are used in very early stage cancers and remove the entire cancerous polyp using a colonoscope.
- Anterior resections and lower anterior resections remove the cancer as well as other tissue and lymph nodes, and then reconnect the remaining colon.
- Abdominal perineal resections are for cancers located extremely close to the anus in which the entire rectum and anus must be removed. Such a procedure requires that the patient receive a colostomy to remove waste through other channels.
- Minimally invasive surgeries use laparoscopic devices so that the incision is smaller and the healing process quicker.
Last Updated: 04/08/2009
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