Small polyps, known as adenomas or growths, in the colon or rectum can lead to cancer, although very few polyps are actually cancerous.
One of the most common and preventable types in men and women, cancers of the colon and rectum (colorectal) typically occur without symptoms, except for some abdominal discomfort, a change in bowel habits or bleeding. Regular screening colonoscopies can prevent these cancers through early detection and treatment, which leads to improved survival rates, especially for people over 50. Screening at earlier ages may be recommended if you have a family member who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
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Reston Hospital Center offers you a full range of services related to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for colorectal cancer. We perform colorectal diagnosis and treatments, including colonoscopy, to prevent cancer by removing polyps and to address related conditions.
If additional surgery is needed, our highly skilled and experienced surgeons use the latest in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopy and da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery, to remove colorectal cancers and reconnect intestinal tissue, resulting in less post-procedure pain and faster recovery. Chemotherapy may also be an option for follow-up care, especially if lymph nodes are involved.
Learn more about colorectal cancer in our online Health Library.