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January 4, 2020

shutterstock 479233420 - Colon Cancer Guide: All You Need to Know

Is Colorectal Cancer Common?

Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer in both males and females above the age of 50. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 22 (4.5%) for men and 1 in 25 (4%) for women. Colorectal cancer is one of the preventable cancers. Appropriate screening can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 60 percent. In the following posts we aim to discuss a lot of common concerns regarding colon and rectal cancer so as to sprea ...

Screen Shot 2019 12 19 at 11.17.49 1280x800 - Case Study: Rectal Bleeding

Blood in the stools or rectal bleeding is often an alarming thing to happen. It can happen at any age and is often sudden. It may be small in quantity in the form of few drops at time or it may be a large amount mixed with stools. It may be associated with pain while passing stools or can be absolutely painless. It often causes concern and scare, especially if it is large in amount.

Mark (name changed) was an otherwise healthy fifty-year-old gentleman who came to us with comp ...

Colon cancer video1 1280x800 - Case Study: How Effective is Treatment for Colon Cancer?

A 70-year-old man had presented to a general practitioner for bleeding in stools. The person examined him in OPD and diagnosed him to have grade 4 hemorrhoids. He posted him for surgery but at the time of operation he realized that the patient has a tumor in the rectum. He abandoned the procedure and took biopsy from the growth.

The patient was diagnosed with a low carcinoma of the rectum. The plan of treatment changed completely. The patient had undergone dif ...

WhatsApp Image 2019 10 09 at 11.04.12 1280x800 - Are Women in Surgery a Different Class!!!

We had a “Women in surgery” seminar with “Patricia L Turner” who came all the way from US as a representative of American College of Surgeons. The girls attending the seminar shared that they formed 50 percent of the workforce in Rashid Hospital Surgery department. The students of Mohammed Bin Rashid University highlighted that the women to men ratio in their batch of medical college was 70:30.

It just took me reminiscing to three decades back when in my medical college the wom ...

dr. blog - Pilodidal Sinus: Traditional Treatment or the Latest for a Painless Recovery

A young girl presented with a swelling on the lower back with severe pain. On examination she had a pilonidal abscess. She was admitted in emergency and drainage of the abscess was done. There was a large wound after the surgery. It took around 2 months of regular dressing to heal it. One year later she had a recurrent abscess. This burst on its own. The doctor then advised her surgery to remove the sinus. There was a sutured wound after Third surgery. It developed a seroma and a olorcollecti ...

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