Bowel Resection for Colorectal Cancer
Why It Is Done
In early-stage cancer, surgery is done to remove as much cancer as possible to give the greatest chance of a cure.
In cases of advanced colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body, bowel resection is often done to remove tumors that are blocking the intestine or causing bleeding.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 27, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal