Prof.Dr. Art Hiranyakas is an academic colorectal surgeon and is one of the most reputed colons and rectal in the Asia-Pacific. He has finished his advanced surgical training from National University Hospital, Singapore in 2004 and continued his advanced laparoscopic collateral surgery from Queensland, Australia in 2007. Then onwards he did his certification in robotic colorectal surgery from the University of California, USA. Along with these, he did his certification in advanced colorectal endoscopy from Showa, Japan during 2005, which makes him a unique expert in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy.
He has performed over 900 colorectal surgeries across a broad range of procedures and disorders, making him a name to rely on in his field of work. Along with that, his contributions to the academic world has been unprecedented, where he has published a number of papers and chapters under Prince of Songkla University, James Cook University, and other academic institutions.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the world. It can metastasize and spread to other body parts. Colorectal cancer is dangerous and can be life-threatening. But death rate from colorectal cancer has dropped in the recent years, thanks to advance screening techniques and better colorectal treatment options.
Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer begins as an abnormal growth of cells in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. This abnormal growth is called a polyp.
Some types of polyps can change into cancer over the course of several years. But it does not mean that all polyps have the tendency to become cancerous. The chance of changing a polyp into colorectal cancer depends on the type of polyp that grows.
Colorectal cancer can affect men and women equally. However, studies have proven that men might develop it at a younger age.
There is no definite cause of colorectal cancer, but old age and certain lifestyle factors can increase colorectal cancer risk. Some of these colorectal cancer risk factors include the following:
A majority of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinoma. If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, there are 95 percent chances that it is an adenocarcinoma. But there are some other types of colorectal cancer such as carcinoid, gastrointestinal stromal, lymphomas, and sarcomas.
There are no early signs of colorectal cancer, but once it grows, the patients may experience the following colon cancer symptoms:
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