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Colorectal Cancer

Colon and rectal cancer is the third most common cancer and also represents the third cause of death from cancer in the world; this makes this cancer a global health problem. The average age of presentation is 50 years old, however, like other cancers, the trend is that it is increasingly presenting in younger people.


In early stages, when the colon tumor is small, it may NOT cause discomfort to the patient. As the tumor increases in volume, it could cause bleeding (which may be imperceptible at first) and lead to an anemic syndrome (tiredness and palpitations). As it continues to grow, the tumor can also cause pain, diarrhea or constipation and even cause intestinal obstruction.


In general, the global recommendation is that at the age of 45-50 years, people undergo a first colonoscopy to find out the state of their colon inside and confirm that there are no suspicious lesions. On average, a normal colonoscopy gives us a window of peace of mind of 10 years, which is the time it takes for colon cancer to develop.


The diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer is made through a biopsy that is taken by colonoscopy. In addition, blood studies (including a tumor marker called Embryonic Carcinogen Antigen) and tomography should be performed.


As with many other types of cancer, the treatment of colon and rectal cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach by the radiologist, endoscopist, surgical oncologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, each with specific contributions specific to their specialty. This helps ensure that the patient receives the optimal treatment for their particular case and that the results of the treatment are the best possible.


Currently, when tumors are detected in early stages, less aggressive treatments can be carried out than in the past, giving patients a good quality of life and a good oncological prognosis.


Because we are the only multidisciplinary center for the comprehensive oncological approach and treatment of patients with colon and rectal cancer in Quintana Roo. The team of medical specialists has national certification, experience and up-to-date medical knowledge. In turn, the Galenia Hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure and national and international quality certifications.


Dr. Jorge Gómez is a graduate of Medicine from the University of Guadalajara, he specialized in oncological surgery at the...
Dr. Marinere Torres Aguilar is a graduate of the General Hospital of Mexico where she specialized in Medical Oncology, she...
Originally from Cancun Quintana Roo, Dr. Raúl Díaz is a medical graduate from UADY, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. He specialized...
Dr. Alondra Naranjo is a Medical Oncologist who has been part of the Oncology Center multidisciplinary team for several years,...
Dr. Omar Ortega studied a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Guadalajara, later he completed a specialty in General...
Dr. Andrea Vargas is originally from the city of Cancun Q. Roo, her basic education was carried out at the...
Pharmaceutical Chemist Biologist
José María de Jesús Mendoza Rosado is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Yucatán, México. He has...
Gynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Ana Lilia Franco is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics with a subspecialty in Gynecologic Oncology. She is a...
Radio Oncologist
Dr. Jheymmy Ortiz is the head of Radiation Therapy at Cancun Oncology Center and the only Radio Oncologist in Quintana...
Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Brenda Pastrana is part of the multidisciplinary team at Cancun Cancer Institute. Oncologist Surgeon graduated from the National University...
Gynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Elisa Paola Jiménez Arroyo is a Gynecologic Oncologist who started her medical training in the Autonomous University of The...
Dr. Arianna Tabares has a specialty in Internal Medicine from the Universidad de Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, as well as...

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