Category - Anal
A colostomy is an operation to create an opening (stoma) of the large bowel (colon) onto the surface of the tummy (abdomen). Your poo no longer passes out of your body through your back passage. In the past, apr was a common treatment for anal cancer, but doctors have found that it can almost always be avoided by using radiation therapy and chemotherapy instead. Today, apr is used only if other treatments dont work or if the cancer comes back after treatment. You have a permanent colostomy if you have surgery to remove your anus, rectum and part of your bowel (colon). This operation is called an abdominoperineal resection (apr). After surgery to remove your lower bowel (rectum and anus), poo cant pass out this way anymore. I believe the standard protocol for recurring anal cancer is apr with permanent colostomy. I do not have a colostomy, so i really cant give you any info about what its like to live with one. Perhaps your husband will get good news and wont have to worry about this--that is my hope for him. Most people are able to have a normal sex life after having anal cancer. You will need time to get over surgery, or any other treatment. As a result, people will sometimes pass stool or gas through the rectum. This surgery removes the colon below the colostomy, including the rectum and anal opening. i have had treatment over the past 18 months for bowel cancer, had chemo and radiotherapy then surgery and for 9 months a temporary iliostomystoma. I learned to have the stoma and bag and didnt have accidents, smells or others knowing, went to the gym, trained in running cross country and had a full life. Four months ago this was reversed and im free of the bag which is great. anal cancer treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, andor surgery. Get detailed information about newly diagnosed and recurrent anal cancer including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment in this expert-reviewed summary. If the cancer does recur at some point, your treatment options will depend on where the cancer is located, what treatments youve had before, and your health. For more information on how recurrent cancer is treated, see treatment of anal cancer, by stage.