Colon And Rectal Cancer
Colon cancer – Like most cancers, colon cancer begins with the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to the other parts of the body. Cells join together in the tissues of the colon forming polyps which can then become cancerous growths. Symptoms include a change in bowel habits including diarrhea or constipation, rectal bleeding, blood in your stool, abdominal discomfort or bloating, the feeling of not being able to empty the bowel completely, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Early detection is key in preventing colon cancer. It is recommended to receive regular screening tests starting at the age of 50, but people who have a family history should start sooner. Rectal cancer is cancer that forms in the final portion of the large intestine. Symptoms are similar to colon cancer such as different bowel habits than usual, diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding, and change in the size of the shape in stool. Early stages may not show symptoms so it is vital for all patients to receive a screening starting at the age of 50.
Colon/Rectal Cancer Procedures:
- Laparoscopic Resection
- Robotic resection