Nantou Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare helping patients undergo 3D laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery.

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[Reporter Xie Jieyu/Report from Nantou] A 30-year-old married woman surnamed Chen from Nantou often felt abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements during her pregnancy. Pain appeared from time to time, and she was startled and went to the Nantou Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare for examination. The result was that she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and had lymphatic metastasis. Fortunately, the doctor performed 3D laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery to remove the malignant tumor of the descending colon and After the removal of the lymph nodes, the body has gradually recovered.

According to the 2019 cancer registration report released by the National Health Service earlier this year, the incidence of colorectal cancer in the Chinese population has ranked first among the top 10 cancers for 14 consecutive years. Colorectal cancer is more common in people over 50 years old, and more men than women.

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Xu Jiarong, a surgeon at Nantou Hospital, pointed out that in recent years, colorectal cancer tends to be younger. Unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, obesity, alcohol and tobacco are all risk factors.

The symptoms of early bowel cancer are not obvious. When the tumor is in the right large intestine (such as ascending colon, cecum), there may be symptoms of anemia such as dizziness and fatigue, while the tumor in the left large intestine (such as descending colon, sigmoid colon or rectum) may appear defecation pattern Changes, bloody stools and other symptoms.

Because the symptoms are not obvious and easy to be ignored, many people are found to have cancer by accident when they pass the screening. Therefore, doctors must also maintain a high degree of vigilance and ask for details, and then find out the cause through examination. For example, this female patient is Through computerized tomography examination, it was found that there was a tumor about 10 cm in her descending colon, and further examination was carried out to confirm that it was stage 3 colorectal cancer.

Nantou Hospital stated that the woman surnamed Chen never thought that her symptoms would be colorectal cancer. Although she was quite shocked, she quickly mustered up the courage to accept treatment. Surgery is currently the main treatment for colorectal cancer. Through 3D laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery not only provides doctors with a wider field of view, but also improves the accuracy and safety of surgery, and improves the clearance rate of intra-abdominal lymph nodes. Follow-up also showed that the cancer index had dropped to normal, which made the patients happy and relieved.

In addition, if many mothers are unwell during pregnancy, they will not dare to go to the hospital for an examination in order to protect the baby in their stomach. The hospital emphasizes that the early detection and cure rate of colorectal cancer is quite high, and with the current medical technology, there are many examinations that cannot be performed. If you have any doubts, you can go to the clinic to discuss with the doctor and arrange appropriate examination and treatment.

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  • Pregnant

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  • malignant tumor

  • Bloody stools

  • stomachache

  • Bad bowel movements

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