Colorectal Diseases Non Cancerous Colorectal Disease
The Colorectal Care Program specializes in the treatment colorectal cancer and a wide variety of benign colorectal and anorectal conditions.
Several benign colorectal and anorectal conditions may be precancerous, or may warrant evaluation to rule out cancer as a cause of symptoms.
For instance, Inflammatory Bowel DiseasesCrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis carry increased risk for developing colon cancer.
Patients with these illnesses may require earlier and more aggressive screening for cancer.
Their symptoms are often similar to those of colorectal cancer.
Similarly, diverticulosis and diverticulitis may give symptoms of pain, fever, or bowel blockage.
Constipation itself can be a symptom of cancer.
For these reasons, it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider any changes in bowel habits and follow their recommendations for diagnostic screening.
The links below provide an introduction to cancer and benign conditions of the colon and rectum, including symptoms, diagnosis and screening.
Treatment is discussed in the "Surgical Procedures and Innovations" section of this site, which appears in the left navigation bar.
Please click on any of the links below.