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Colorectal Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is used to screen for colorectal abnormalities, including cancer and precancerous conditons. Learn what to expect if you get a colonoscopy.

  2. Living With a Colostomy

    What to expect when you have a colostomy.

  3. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    Doctors use flexible sigmoidoscopy to examine the rectum and the lower part of the colon. Learn what to expect during this procedure.

  4. Air Contrast Barium Enema

    An air contrast barium enema is a test used to obtain a visual image of the colon. Learn more about the procedure here.

  5. How Is Colorectal Cancer Treated?

    Information on colorectal cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.

  6. Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion

    Laparoscopic fecal diversion is a type of surgery for some bowel problems. Fecal diversion inculdes ileostomy and colostomy. Learn more.

  7. Colostomy Irrigation

    Colostomy irrigation is a way to regulate bowel movements by emptying the colon at a scheduled time. Read about it here.

  8. Caring for a Continent Ileostomy or K-Pouch

    WebMD explains how to care for your ileostomy, or K-pouch.

  9. Laparascopic Total Abdominal Colectomy

    Laparascopic total abdominal colectomy is a surgery that removes the large intestine to treat inflammatory conditions of the intestine, such as ulcerative colitis and familiar polyposis. Learn more from WebMD about the procedure.

  10. Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

    Could you be at risk for colorectal cancer? Learn more from WebMD about risk factors like family history, a history of other GI disorders, and diet.

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