Stunned. Afraid. Confused. Just a few of the words that might describe your state of mind when you learn you have colorectal cancer. And then there’s the big question you want to answer: “What do I do now?”
You don’t have to tackle everything at once. But take a few steps now, and you’ll feel more prepared to begin treatment and handle what comes next. Here are a few ways you can get going in the right direction.
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.