Initial evaluation

A 53 year old patient was suffering from rectal cancer. Initially, she found blood in her stool for two months. Earlier, she visited a doctor who mistook her symptoms for Piles and she was receiving treatment for the same. However, when the problem persisted, she consulted Dr. Soumen Das, a renowned cancer surgeon in Kolkata, for a second opinion.


Dr. Soumen performed a colonoscopy during which a growth was found in her rectum, which was, in fact, rectum cancer. This diagnosis was confirmed with another round of tests, such as a CT scan of the chest and abdomen, a blood test, and a biopsy. Being the best cancer doctor in Kolkata, he also recommended a scan to check whether cancer has spread to the other body parts. However, as no such thing was found, Dr. Das proceeded with the treatment.


After the patient got diagnosed with rectum cancer, Dr. Das decided to operate on her. However, as she was physically weak, he suggested laparoscopic surgery. This surgery was recommended by him as the patient had a small tumour which could be operated easily through this procedure. In addition, she also had a history of multiple surgeries, including laparotomy, laparoscopy was the only suitable choice. The surgery lasted for a duration of two to two and a half hours and was done by making small incisions in the abdomen.


As Dr. Soumen anticipated, the surgery was successful. After six hours of the operation, she resumed her liquid, as per the instructions of the doctor. The following day, she was given a diet and could walk. On Day 2, she was discharged from the hospital.

Dr. Soumen’s far-sightedness, as well as timely diagnosis and treatment, helped her get rid of cancer.
The patient has now recovered and is leading a happy and healthy life.