Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer and bowel cancer) is malignant cell growth in the colon (the large intestine), rectum or the appendix. Polyps that grow on the walls in these areas sometimes become cancerous colorectal tumors. 

Colorectal tumors often grow large before a blockage or damage to the colon wall cause symptoms to appear. A colorectal screening can aid in early discovery of colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer. Read about colorectal cancer prevention

Resection (removal of cancerous tumors) and anastomosis (repair of the intestine wall) are common treatment approaches, in addition to chemotherapy and radiation. Your oncologist will discuss the best treatment options for you.

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