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Colorectal Cancer Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Colorectal cancer includes both cancers of the colon and of the rectum. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, which are abnormal growths of tissue cells. Normally these polyps are benign, but over time they can develop into cancer. Colorectal cancer is actually the third most common type of cancer in men and women.

The board-certified colorectal surgeons at Colorectal Wellness Center are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients suffering from colorectal cancer in Atlanta, GA. With a focus on overall wellness, we aim to help our patients understand that surgery, if needed, is only a part of the path to healing. We will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the best treatment plan for you. Schedule an appointment at Colorectal Wellness Center today!

Risk Factors of Colorectal Cancer

The exact cause of colorectal cancer is unknown, but there are a few risk factors that increase your chances:

Age over 45

Family History of Colorectal Cancer or Polyps

Personal History of Polyps

Personal History of Chrons’ Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Family History of Other Cancers

Being Black or Hispanic

Surgical Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

Surgery is the main treatment for colorectal cancer. Depending on how the cancer has spread, different surgeries are used. Either way, surgery to cure both colon and rectal cancer involve similar procedures.

In some severe cases, tissue from surrounding organs are affected. After the surgery to treat the cancer, some additional surgery may be needed to repair lost tissue or make up for lack thereof. For specific procedure plans, have a consultation with your surgeon to see what is necessary for your case.

Schedule a Colorectal Cancer Consultation

If you are currently suffering from a colorectal condition, our board-certified colorectal specialists are dedicated to providing you with the latest in care. For more information, contact Colorectal Wellness Center at (770) 325-2275 and schedule a consultation today!