Since symptoms of colorectal cancer are often silent, it is important to obtain regular screenings. About 75 percent of all new cases of colorectal cancer occur in individuals who, other than their age, exhibit no known risk factors or symptoms for the disease. A colonoscopy is the main diagnostic test used to detect the possibility of colon cancer.
If a patient is diagnosed with colon cancer, there are several options available to remove and treat the cancer, from open procedures to minimally invasive surgeries that reduce recovery time.
Colorectal surgeon Rajalakshmi Nair Warrier, MD,
discusses treatment options available at Scott & White.