Colon cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum.
Sisters of Charity Hospital has a long tradition of caring for patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. This has been a team effort that involves surgeons, oncologists, and endostomal therapists. Because of the special care provided by colorectal surgeons, improved outcomes have been achieved related to survival and quality of life.
Due to recent awareness of the importance of the importance of screening colonoscopy to find early lesions (polyps and carcinoma), increased effort has been made to evaluate all patients at risk. These procedures have been performed by colorectal surgeons with minimal morbidity.