Dr Venkat About Colorectal Cancer
Dr Venkat About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Colorectal cancer is said to occur when the cells of the colon or rectum become malignant and grow out of control. Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer usually begins as benign polyps in the colon or the rectum that become malignant over time.

Factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer:

As with most cancers, it is hard to pinpoint what causes cancer. Here are some of the factors that increase the risk of hepatobiliary cancer:

  • A family history of colorectal cancer.
  • Old age.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Diabetes.
  • Smoking & alcohol consumption.
  • Chronic ulcer.

Colorectal cancer is characterised by the following symptoms:

Unexplained loss of weight

Severe abdominal pain

Rectal bleeding

A change in regular bowel movements, such as continuous diarrhoea or constipation.

Blood in the stool

Excessive tiredness

It is important to note that these symptoms do not necessarily point to cancer at all times. Please make an appointment with us if you have any of the above symptoms so we can give you a correct diagnosis.

At Veritas Cancer Care, we employ the latest tests to arrive at a suitable prognosis and formulate a specialised treatment plan based on your needs. We have several methods of diagnosis.

Colorectal cancers can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunotherapy. While the primary goal is curing cancer, preserving the surrounding organs and tissues is of utmost importance.

The various treatments options for colorectal cancer include:


Surgery is one of the common treatment methods for colorectal cancer. Operating and removing the cancerous mass will ensure the prevention of further metastasis of cancer. Surgery can be done either as open/laparoscopic or robotic, with robotic being the most advanced option using the latest technology.


Immunotherapy is the method of stimulating the body’s natural immune system to fight against cancer cells. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used to boost, direct, or restore the body's natural defences against cancer.


Chemotherapy is the introduction of medicine into the bloodstream to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. This prevents the proliferation of cancer cells. Our doctors prescribe a chemotherapy regime based on the aggressiveness of your cancer. When chemotherapy is taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle, the drugs enter the bloodstream and can kill cancer cells throughout the body.

Targeted drug therapy

Targeted drug therapy is a type of cancer treatment in which drugs or other substances are used to precisely target and attack the cancerous cells. The difference between targeted drug therapy and chemotherapy is that chemotherapy affects healthy cells as well, whereas targeted drug therapy leaves the healthy cells intact and attacks only the cancerous cells.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to destroy the cancer cells by damaging their DNA

  • External radiation therapy uses a machine outside the body to send radiation toward the area of the body with cancer to keep radiation from damaging nearby healthy tissue.

Regaining the quality of life of a patient recovering from colorectal cancer can be challenging. At Veritas Cancer Care, we aim to provide our patients with the utmost care and comfort they need during their treatment and remission and improve their quality of life as much as possible. Our team here is dedicated to our patients and, while cancer is a daunting illness, we provide you with all the help and hope you need to recover.

The oncological team at Veritas Cancer Care is headed by Dr Venkat P, a highly-trained surgical oncologist and robotic surgeon, with niche expertise in treating colorectal malignancies. With over 22 years of experience, he has managed around 25,000 oncological cases and performed over 20,000 surgeries.

Being one of the very few surgeons in the country highly trained in robotic surgery, Dr Venkat P successfully performed Robotic transanal excision of rectal tumor with no scar and same-day discharge. He is also experienced in the management of various high-risk complex cases involving multi-organ resection. At Veritas, we guarantee you will receive prompt care and treatment in his safe and experienced hands.

Veritas Cancer Care is also one of the few cancer teams in Chennai to use the latest methods in colorectal cancer treatment. Headed by Dr Venkat P, we guarantee you will receive prompt care and treatment in his safe and experienced hands.

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