If you have cancer in your colon or rectum, called colorectal cancer, there’s good news: More people are cured or live longer with this disease than ever before. That's partly because there are better treatments to choose from.
Be sure to discuss all the options with your doctor so you find the one that’s the best fit for you.
Computer tomographic colonography uses computer images to construct images of the inside of the colon. Further studies are needed to evaluate its effectiveness. It is also referred to as a Virtual Colonoscopy.
Proctoscopy for Rectal Cancer
With a proctoscopy, your doctor can monitor the growth of rectal polyps or check for a return of rectal cancer in people who have already had surgery to treat their cancer.