Cancer of the rectum

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Cancer of the rectum

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Both rectal & colon cancer cause almost same symptoms and are diagnosed by a colonoscopy. Surgery is also commonly used to treat rectal cancer. However, rectum can be more challenging to operate. We have performed >500 minimally invasive procedure involving very small incisions, faster recovery & less pain for colon & rectal cancer.

Most colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas. Less common variants are carcinoid tumours, lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma or gastrointestinal stromal tumours arising in colon and rectum.

We are a team of experts with a commitment towards providing compassionate care and personalized treatment for curing or controlling all forms of colorectal cancer. We have extensive experience in diagnosis & treating hereditary, rare and complex colon cancer cases as well. Collaborative approach with radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and our top notch supportive services helps us offer specifically designed treatment plans for patients diagnosed with anal cancer. We have special expertise at targeted radiation to a tumour which avoids damage to healthy tissue.


Can you survive rectal cancer?

Survival after a diagnosis of rectal cancer varies depending on several factors, including the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed, the type of cancer (regular adenocarcinoma vs mucinous or signet ring cell variants), the treatment given, and the overall health of the individual. Survival after a diagnosis of rectal cancer is possible in most patients in absence of metastases.

How serious is rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer can be serious, especially if not detected and treated timely. The seriousness depends on factors such as the stage of cancer, its aggressiveness, and the individual's overall health. Early diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention significantly improve outcomes.

What were your first signs of rectal cancer?

Common signs of rectal cancer may include changes in bowel habits, blood in the stool, abdominal discomfort, and unexplained weight loss. However, these symptoms can have various causes, and it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.

What is the quality of life after rectal cancer?

The quality of life after rectal cancer can vary and depends on factors such as the stage at diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and individual experiences. Early detection and effective treatment usually results in a good quality of life. However, some individuals may experience long-term effects, including changes in bowel function or emotional impact. Supportive care and follow-up with healthcare professionals can help manage these aspects and contribute to an improved quality of life.

What is the best surgery for rectal cancer?

The choice of surgery for rectal cancer depends on factors such as the stage of the cancer and its location. Common surgical options include local excision, anterior resection, and abdominoperineal resection. The optimal surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis, and the decision is made in consultation with the healthcare team based on the individual's specific circumstances.

How much does rectal cancer surgery cost in Delhi?

The cost of rectal cancer surgery in Delhi can vary widely depending on factors such as the type of surgery, the stage of cancer, the hospital, and additional medical expenses. It is advisable to contact specific hospitals or healthcare providers in Delhi for accurate and up-to-date information on the cost of rectal cancer surgery, as prices can change, and individual circumstances may affect the overall expenses.

How risky is rectal cancer surgery?

Rectal cancer surgery carries inherent risks, as with any surgical procedure. The specific risks depend on factors such as the patient's overall health, the stage of cancer, and the type of surgery performed. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, damage to surrounding structures, and complications related to anesthesia. However, most individuals undergo rectal cancer surgery successfully with low complication rates, particularly when performed by experienced and skilled surgical teams.

What Our Patients Say About Us?

  • From the very beginning, Dr. Mangla displayed a remarkable level of knowledge and expertise in the field of colorectal cancer surgeon in Delhi. His ability to explain complex medical concepts in a clear and understandable manner put me at ease and instilled a sense of confidence in his abilities. He took the time to thoroughly assess my condition, discuss treatment options, and answer all of my questions, ensuring that I was well-informed and involved in the decision-making process.

    Dhampur Sugar

  • I recently had the privilege of being under the care of Dr. Vivek Mangla, a highly skilled and compassionate colorectal cancer surgeon based in Delhi. After my experience, I can confidently say that Dr. Mangla is an exceptional professional in his field. Here's my review of his expertise and the care I received during my treatment.

    Manjulika Tyagi

  • Dr Mangla is an excellent surgeon and his numerous accolades and reviews speak for itself. We consulted him for my father's colorectal cancer treatment and he suggested surgery. My father then underwent laparoscopic sigmoidectomy performed by Dr Mangla at Max Vaishali without any delay. Our experience was very positive overall. He also patiently listened to my questions. His whole team was very polite and helpful in the pre and post admission process.

    Mubashshir Ali

  • My Grandmother was diagnosed with Rectal Cancer spreading to Liver, Dr Vivek Mangla guided us through the treatment procedure and started the Treatment immediately with Chemotherapy. The immediate response and treatment plan helped my Grandmother from the pain and suffering she had. Most of her symptoms of pain and blood in stool were resolved before the surgery and then we were informed properly about the Surgery to be done in two phases by Dr Mangla. The process of treatment was quite smooth with Dr Mangla and the way he took care minute details while she was in Hospital is well appreciated.

    Prashant Gaur

  • My father was detected with early stage of Colorectal Cancer, a doctor friend of mine advised us to visit Dr Vivek Mangla. Dr Mangla suggested us to get a surgery done without delay so that the cancer doesn't spread to lymph nodes and other parts. Acting on his advice, I immediately got my father operated by him and by God's grace the biopsy report said cancer did not spread to lymph nodes. Which means Chemo/ radiotherapy is not required and we now just have to get my father tested frequently so that cancer does not relapse. Credit goes to Dr Mangla for his advice and the surgery that he conducted, which put a full stop to the spread of cancer immediately after detection. My father is now recovering and is always singing praises of Dr Mangla. Dr Vivek Mangla is an amazing surgeon and a humble person, as he gives personal touch to a patient's experience which not a lot of doctors would do. If you have any GI related issues, from my personal experience, I would recommend Dr Vivek Mangla :)

    Vaibhav Chadha

  • You have to be extremely lucky to have an excellent doctor, and choosing your surgeon can be an uphill task . We consider ourselves, very fortunate come across Dr Vivek Mangla for treatment of colorectal cancer and thank our lucky stars for consulting him. Dr. Vivek Mangla is an outstanding doctor with exceptional knowledge and surgical expertise, and a rare gem of a person with an empathetic, kind heart. An extremely competent doctor, he has energy of a young Turk and wisdom of a sage... a very rare combination indeed! At the very first interaction, we were amazed by his knowledge, deep research, and well explained data points. His confidence level put our mind at ease, We knew instantly that we have come to the right place. We let go the thought of second consult option and decided to go with Dr. Vivek . After going through the films ( MRI/PETCT/Colonoscopy /CT Scan) in details he was the first doctor to let us know that chemoradiotherapy CRT is not required in this case. Patient (has colorectal cancer), had already undergone 6 cycles of Chemo and had partial response to the treatment; so the next step would be surgery. He had already discussed this case in Onco GI tumour board and all doctors agreed. He did his homework well . After that we bombarded him with so many queries through WA chat, over days after days and he responded to all of them patiently and reassuringly, be it 5:20 a.m. or 11:30 p.m. We have never seen any doctor who cares for his patients, and their family, this much. After ages, we felt positive and rest assured..... Our heart was calm; fears put to rest, and we knew that half battle has been won. On the day of surgery, we were quite apprehensive of blood requirement, ICU admission etc but after 6 hours of surgery Dr Vivek came to us with a smile and all our tensions vaporised. He showed us the dissected colon and explained too. It was extremely complex surgery but he pulled it quite effectively; no blood requirement , no ICU , no stoma bag and patient could walk few hours after the surgery and had normal bowel at end of 48 hrs! Our special thanks to Dr. Mangla’s team doctors, Dr Suresh, Dr. Neha and Dr. Shruti, Head nurse Kusumlata who are great and capable medical professionals , and are guiding us through the process of recovery. Patient is recuperating at home and though it is still a long road ahead to complete recovery, we feel immensely grateful to have the wonderful Dr. Mangla and his capable team by our side.

    Sreeparna Ghatak

  • Dr Vivek Mangla is very good suregon. My father was suffering from Rectal cancer and it was nightmare for my family. We consulted to Dr. Vivek and he explained us completely procedure and treated my father two weeks back and my father is fine now. Dr. Vivek and his team was very suppotive and they were taking care of my father. Thanks to him and his team.

    Kapil Budhwaani

  • My father-in-law was diagnosed with Rectal carcinoma around 5 months back during a routine health check-up in Bangalore. We were in Bangalore while he stayed in Jhansi. Being a doctor myself in Bangalore, we extensively searched for surgical oncologists throughout the country. Then someone suggested Dr. Vivek Mangla. We arranged for an OPD consultation with him. In the first visit itself, my father-in- law was very pleased and we decided to go ahead with his line of treatment. The radiotherapy and chemotherapy was completed at Bangalore and surgery at Max, Vaishali. Dr. Vivek was very approachable throughout the treatment and gave us regular updates. We are very thankful to him for his personal touch in our case and wish him all the best in all his future endeavors.

    Nidhi Rawar

  • I visited Dr. Vivek Mangla at Max Hospital, vaishali for treatment of my father, diagnosed with rectal carcinoma. Dr vivek is a very generous, humble , and down to earth person, very approachable and available for his patients. My personal experience with him has been great so far. He explains everything very clearly and cares for his patients, to provide them best possible treatment. He is always updated with the health and treatment being provided to his patients. He helps his patients getting them best treatment and supports them emotionally, or planning treatment financially. Dr. Vivek, is always available for his patients, he answered all my queries regarding treatment and expenses, diagnosis and everything. Feeling confident that with Dr. Vivek's treatment would help my father recover faster. I would highly recommend people suffering with such critical illness to get his guidance and advice. God bless Dr. Vivek for the wonderful job to humanity.

    Gaurav Kandpal