Rectal cancer is cancer of the rectum. This article provides basic information about rectal cancer, how it is diagnosed, staged and treated.
An introduction to the basics of rectal cancer prevention, symptoms, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Review of surgical procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of rectal cancer.
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.
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.