Diagnoses and Treatment of Colon & Rectal Cancer
Colon and rectal cancer (commonly known as colorectal cancer) is a commonly diagnosed cancer. About 5 percent of Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. The colon compromises the first 4-5 feet of the large intestine starting from the small intestine to the rectum, while the rectum is the last 5 inches of the large intestine leading to the anus. Colorectal cancer is highly curable when diagnosed in early stages. Hamza Guend MD, of the TriHealth Surgical Institute on the diagnosis and treatment of colon and rectal cancer on this segment of Living Better With TriHealth.