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Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

Treating Physicians: Dr. Salma Jabbour

Colorectal cancer includes malignant or cancerous tumors of the colon and/or the rectum.

  • The colon extends from the end of the small intestine to the rectum. It consists of ascending, transverse and descending segments.
  • The sigmoid colon is roughly S-shaped and is the lower portion of the descending colon, leading into the rectum.
  • The rectum is part of the digestive system. It makes up the final five inches of the colon.
  • Colorectal cancer can affect any of these areas.

Facts About Colorectal Cancer

General Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Diagnosing Colorectal Cancer

Treating Colorectal Cancer

Understanding Radiation Therapy

External Beam Radiation Therapy

Possible Side Effects