You are here: Home Colorectal Cancer Colorectal ... Rectal Cancer: ...
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Rectal Cancer: Newly Diagnosed: Managing Your Medical Care: Stages 0,I


The Treatment

The standard treatment for Stage 0 and 1 colon cancer is surgery. Surgery is performed without cutting into the skin by inserting a medical device through the rectum. The procedure used is either a colonoscopy of a sigmoidoscopy - the same procedures which are used to diagnose colorectal cancer.  

This type of surgery is generally performed on an out patient basis so you are sent home the same day as the procedure. 

  • For information about a colonoscopy, click here.
  • For information about a sigmoidoscopy, click here

Both procedures require preparation to clean out the colon. For information about what is involved in the preparation, click here. NOTE: If you schedule the procedure for the first day of your work week, you will not lose an additional day for the preparation. 

The Doctor

The doctor who will perform the surgery is generally a gastroenterologist or an internist.  Preferably, the doctor is board-certified, and has extensive experience with the procedure. 


Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.