Franciscan St. Francis Health’s colon and rectal surgery department specializes in disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract, specifically the rectum, colon and anus.
Our colon and rectal surgery team diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
Our colon and rectal surgical staff works closely with other medical specialists to provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients. Our team of surgeons is highly skilled within their field, having completed advanced training within their medical specialty.
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis often leads to a complete cure. Almost all colon cancer starts in glands in the lining of the colon and rectum. When doctors talk about colorectal cancer, this is usually what they are talking about.
There is no single cause of colon cancer
. Nearly all colon cancers begin as noncancerous (benign) polyps
, which slowly develop into cancer.
You have a higher risk for colon cancer if you:
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