Rectal Cancer: The Basics
Rectal cancer is cancer of the rectum. This article provides basic information about rectal cancer, how it is diagnosed, staged and treated.
All About Rectal Cancer
A detailed overview of rectal cancer prevention, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
Genetic Testing for Familial Colorectal Cancer
Family history is an important part of colorectal cancer risk. About 5-10% of colorectal cancer cases are hereditary (familial). Hereditary cancer happens when changes or mutations in genes are passed down from your parents.
Surgical Procedures: Surgery and Staging for Rectal Cancer
Review of surgical procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of rectal cancer.
Surgical Procedures: Colostomy
A colostomy is a surgical procedure that is done to connect the colon to the surface of the abdomen, allowing stool to pass into a collection bag.
Surgical Procedures: Ileostomy
An ileostomy is a surgical procedure that is done to bring the end of the small intestine, or ileum, to the surface of the abdomen to allow for stool to pass into an external collection device.