Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Development of cancer from the parts of the large intestine is referred to as colorectal cancer. It is also called colon cancer, bowel cancer or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States and the fourth most common cancer in the […]

Clinical Trials for Rectal Cancer That Avoid a Stoma Pouch

Clinical trials may offer participating patients’ options and access to investigational treatments that they would not have otherwise. As scientists search for improved therapies, information obtained from clinical trials may contribute to a greater knowledge about the use of a device or to the development of a new treatment. Patients who participate in these clinical […]

How Are Stomas or Ostomies Done for Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal surgery typically includes the procedure of colorectal anastomosis where the diseased section of the colon or rectum is removed, and the two healthy segments on either side of it are reattached. Learn more about diverting stomas, related complications, and a potential alternative for a diverting stoma. What is a Stoma? Leakage of colon content […]