Colorectal cancer is divided into two types:
Consider the following statistics related to colorectal cancer:
Usually, colorectal cancer does not cause any symptoms. That is why screening is so important. When colorectal cancer causes symptoms, these are the most common:
Everyone has a risk of getting colorectal cancer, but there are factors that may raise your risk:
Genetic Risk Factors:
Most colorectal cancer is not inherited. However, there can be a higher risk based on your genetics. If you have cancer in your family, especially colorectal cancer, you may need earlier and more frequent screening.
Patients should discuss with their healthcare provider if genetic testing is appropriate for their colorectal cancer diagnosis.
Treatment for colorectal cancer usually involves surgery to remove the tumor. Depending on the stage of the cancer, chemotherapy and radiation may also be a part of treatment. Treatment can be complex. Summa Health uses a team of providers from surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, and radiation oncology to provide the best treatment plan for each individual patient.
Our board-certified colon and rectal surgeons are fellowship-trained in their specialty. They are experienced in many different approaches to surgery, and most surgeries can be done in a minimally invasive way using laparoscopy or robotics.
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