Advanced cancer means a cancer that cannot be cured. There are many choices now available to manage this advanced malignancy. There is no cure, but one can slow down the growth, manage the symptoms and give the patient relief and a longer life.
As the cancer spreads in the body, the goal is to give the patient a quality life. Advances in medical technology offer “multi visceral” resection. This is removal of the affected parts/organs by surgery. This surgical removal of parts requires a skilled and experienced cancer surgeon.
Types of Resections:
The cancer affected organ is completely removed by Robotic Surgery, CRS+ HIPEC
- Multiple Organ Resection
Where the cancer is staged and the tumor is surgically removed along with the other organs where it may have penetrated.
Procedure for Multi Visceral Resection
When a cancerous tumor penetrates any organ, it results in a blockage. The patient’s condition is assessed with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Multidetectors computed tomography (MDCT) for cancer staging and preparing the strategy for cancer surgery. An evaluation by the surgeon is done for the primary tumor and the kidney, stomach, colon and other organs.
Risk Factor & Management
The surgery may last over 5 hours. The biggest risk is the loss of blood, fluid loss and postoperative thrombosis. Blood loss is managed by blood transfusion and critical fluid management, while thrombosis management is evaluated individually.
This is an aggressive procedure for cancer treatment. A detailed discussion with your surgeon is a must to understand the advantages as well as the risk involved.