Nursing Care for Colon Cancer

Our nurses have experience in providing a wide range of colon or colorectal cancer care services, which includes:

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Nursing Care for Colon Cancer

Our nurses have experience in providing a wide range of colon or colorectal cancer care services, which includes:

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

nursing care plan for colon cancer

All we need to know about the nursing care plan regarding colon cancer

 

What exactly initiates colorectal cancer?

 

Colorectal cancer generally starts by polyps in the rectum or colon area in the human body. Polyps are generally growth seen in the inner lining of the rectum or colon area. Now all polyps do not transform into cancer, but some usually do over the span of many years. Whether a polyp will change into cancer or not mainly depends on the type of polyp.

There are generally two types of polyps which can be listed down as follows:

 

  1. Adenomatous polyps are also known as adenomas. These are the polyps that convert into cancer which is a matter of time. This is the sole reason that adenomas are also called pre-cancerous states.
  2. Inflammatory polyps and hyperplastic polyps-These are the normal or general types of polyps that do not turn into cancerous conditions, so they are not considered as pre-cancerous states.

There are even other reasons that lead to pre-cancerous polyps or increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers. They may be jotted down as:

 

  1. If the size of the polyp is more than 1 cm in size, then it is probable to be cancerous.
  2. If there exist more than two polyps in the area.
  3. If after the removal of the polyp there is seen a dysplasia. Dysplasia is basically a pre-cancerous condition.

There is a number of nursing care for colon cancer.

Colorectal cancer may be divided into a number of parts which are summarized and listed below:

  1. Colorectal adenocarcinoma: ‘Adeno’ refers to glands and carcinoma is a particular type of cancer that initiates in the epithelial cells that constitute the inner and outer sections of the bodily organs. Colorectal adenocarcinoma affects the thin lining present in the rectum or colon that ultimately leads to the organ called large intestine.
  2. Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors: These tumors can be generally observed in the nerve cells that are known as neuroendocrine cells. These cells help in the production of the hormone in the human body. A tumor that develops here is called neuroendocrine cancers which are cancerous.
  3. Primary Colorectal Lymphomas: This is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma which is cancerous in nature. This kind of lymphoma develops in the lymphatic system. Lymphoma develops in many different organs of the body which may include the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and the digestive tracts.
  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: This is another type of colorectal cancer that develops in the special cells on the lining of the gastrointestinal tracts or GI tracts. 50% of the total gastrointestinal stromal tumors develop in the stomach itself.
  5. Leiomyosarcomas: This falls under the category of sarcomas which means cancer in the smooth muscles. Three layers of the muscles of the colon and rectum are mainly affected by leiomyosarcoma.

There is a number of the nursing care plan for colon cancer for all the different types mentioned above.

The following are the symptoms of colorectal cancer:

  1. There is a considerable change in the habits as far as bowel movements are concerned, diarrhea, constipation, there is a significant alteration in the consistency of the feces or stool.
  2. Blood could be seen in the stool.
  3. Pain or discomfort in the abdominal region.
  4. The satisfaction after a bowel movement is not up to the mark.
  5. Weakness, weight loss.

A nursing care plan for a patient with colon cancer may vary with different reasons.

It is not exactly clear as to what causes colon cancer. Doctors can detect colon cancer when they see the alteration in the DNA structure of the healthy cells in the colon. They may be either due to the genetic hereditary between the parent and the offspring or may be due to the difference in the diet of a human being. There are a number of nursing care plan of colorectal cancer.

What are the factors of risk that may lead to colorectal cancer?

The following are the risks that may cause colorectal cancer:

  1. Old aged people may have high chances of colorectal cancer.
  2. The race of the African-American.
  3. If the colorectal cancer genes are there in the family.
  4. Intestinal reason with may cause it.
  5. Drinking alcohol.
  6. Smoking cigarettes or taking other forms of tobacco.
  7. Increase in the body mass leading to obesity.

If a person develops colorectal cancer, there are a number of nursing cares for colorectal cancer.  

Treatment of cancer will be based on the type of cancer and the stage in which it resides. Also, it depends on the health status, the age of the person, etc. Cancer is almost untreatable but in the first few stages of chemotherapy. Surgeries and therapies involving radiation may help greatly.

Care24 is one of the main nursing caretakers for colorectal cancer.

All we need to know about the nursing care plan regarding colon cancer

 

What exactly initiates colorectal cancer?

 

Colorectal cancer generally starts by polyps in the rectum or colon area in the human body. Polyps are generally growth seen in the inner lining of the rectum or colon area. Now all polyps do not transform into cancer, but some usually do over the span of many years. Whether a polyp will change into cancer or not mainly depends on the type of polyp. There are generally two types of polyps which can be listed down as follows:

 

  1. Adenomatous polyps are also known as adenomas. These are the polyps that convert into cancer which is a matter of time. This is the sole reason that adenomas are also called pre-cancerous states.
  2. Inflammatory polyps and hyperplastic polyps-These are the normal or general types of polyps that do not turn into cancerous conditions, so they are not considered as pre-cancerous states.

There are even other reasons that lead to pre-cancerous polyps or increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers. They may be jotted down as:

 

  1. If the size of the polyp is more than 1 cm in size, then it is probable to be cancerous.
  2. If there exist more than two polyps in the area.
  3. If after the removal of the polyp there is seen a dysplasia. Dysplasia is basically a pre-cancerous condition.

There is a number of nursing care for colon cancer.

Colorectal cancer may be divided into a number of parts which are summarized and listed below:

 

  1. Colorectal adenocarcinoma: ‘Adeno’ refers to glands and carcinoma is a particular type of cancer that initiates in the epithelial cells that constitute the inner and outer sections of the bodily organs. Colorectal adenocarcinoma affects the thin lining present in the rectum or colon that ultimately leads to the organ called large intestine.
  2. Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors: These tumors can be generally observed in the nerve cells that are known as neuroendocrine cells. These cells help in the production of the hormone in the human body. A tumor that develops here is called neuroendocrine cancers which are cancerous.
  3. Primary Colorectal Lymphomas: This is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma which is cancerous in nature. This kind of lymphoma develops in the lymphatic system. Lymphoma develops in many different organs of the body which may include the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and the digestive tracts.
  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: This is another type of colorectal cancer that develops in the special cells on the lining of the gastrointestinal tracts or GI tracts. 50% of the total gastrointestinal stromal tumors develop in the stomach itself.
  5. Leiomyosarcomas: This falls under the category of sarcomas which means cancer in the smooth muscles. Three layers of the muscles of the colon and rectum are mainly affected by leiomyosarcoma.

There is a number of the nursing care plan for colon cancer for all the different types mentioned above.

The following are the symptoms of colorectal cancer:

 

  1. There is a considerable change in the habits as far as bowel movements are concerned, diarrhea, constipation, there is a significant alteration in the consistency of the feces or stool.
  2. Blood could be seen in the stool.
  3. Pain or discomfort in the abdominal region.
  4. The satisfaction after a bowel movement is not up to the mark.
  5. Weakness, weight loss.

A nursing care plan for a patient with colon cancer may vary with different reasons.

It is not exactly clear as to what causes colon cancer. Doctors can detect colon cancer when they see the alteration in the DNA structure of the healthy cells in the colon. They may be either due to the genetic hereditary between the parent and the offspring or may be due to the difference in the diet of a human being. There are a number of nursing care plan of colorectal cancer.

 

What are the factors of risk that may lead to colorectal cancer?

 

The following are the risks that may cause colorectal cancer:

 

  1. Old aged people may have high chances of colorectal cancer.
  2. The race of the African-American.
  3. If the colorectal cancer genes are there in the family.
  4. Intestinal reason with may cause it.
  5. Drinking alcohol.
  6. Smoking cigarettes or taking other forms of tobacco.
  7. Increase in the body mass leading to obesity.

If a person develops colorectal cancer, there are a number of nursing cares for colorectal cancer.

Treatment of cancer will be based on the type of cancer and the stage in which it resides. Also, it depends on the health status, the age of the person, etc. Cancer is almost untreatable but in the first few stages of chemotherapy. Surgeries and therapies involving radiation may help greatly.

 

Care24 is one of the main nursing caretakers for colorectal cancer.

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  • review rating 1  Unqualified office staff, when you call to clarify something. Many times they don't understand the question. They are not trained well. The customer care staff needs an upgraded system, where notes are fed into the system. So you don't need someone else calling up and giving you the same info. The caretaker is not trained well. If they are looking after an elderly person, they should know that they have to be in the best of health to look after my mother. She ended not making a meal for my mother and my neighbour had to provide it. If the caretaker is not well she should have asked for a replacement asap and not waited. It is shocking, we have paid a huge amount of money for this service and I am absolutely unhappy. Please do not call for caretaker's from Care24. As long as they are getting their money. They care a damn!!! Worst service providers.

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Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
  • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
  • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
  • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.