One of the standard treatments for colon cancer is surgery to remove the cancer. There are several surgical options that may be considered, depending on the stage of the cancer or severity of the disease. The patient’s needs, expectations, and lifestyle will also be considered. It’s important to get as much information as possible about surgical options. Your provider will review the options with you.
When colostomy is considered, your provider and patient advocacy organizations can provide information about the procedure, support groups and other resources.