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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Surgery is a common part of colon cancer treatment. Just about every patient diagnosed with stage I-III colon cancer will have surgery at some point. The type of surgery you’ll need depends on the stage of the cancer.  

We spoke with colon and rectal cancer surgeon Yi-Qian Nancy You, M.D., about what colon cancer patients should know about surgery.

What types of surgery are used to treat colon cancer?

Typically...

Colon cancer surgeon Yi-Qian Nancy You, M.D., in the operating room

BY Katie Tyler

Cassie McKee mistook her first colon cancer symptoms for food poisoning in 2017. When the active mom’s sudden nausea didn’t subside, she feared...

BY Ronda Wendler

Gardner syndrome is a rare, inherited condition where people develop hundreds and sometimes thousands of abnormal growths in their large and...

BY Ronda Wendler

Ampullary cancer is a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer with symptoms so similar to pancreatic cancer that it is sometimes mistaken for the disease. The definitive way to confirm an ampullary cancer diagnosis is by removing a tissue sample from the tumor, then analyzing it in the lab.

To learn more about this uncommon disease that accounts for only 1% of all gastrointestinal cancers, we spoke with Michael Overman, M.D.,...

medical illustration of the human digestive system, including the small and large colon, stomach, pancreas and liver

BY Kris Sokolowski

The running joke in my family is that I’m always at the doctor’s office. I’ve never missed a checkup since I was in my early 20s. And I go...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Adenocarcinomas can develop in many different parts of the body, including the lungs, prostate, colon, rectum, small bowel, pancreas, stomach...

BY Danielle Underferth

Last updated Oct. 4, 2021

Colorectal cancer shares some symptoms with a less serious, but much more common disease: irritable bowel...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Last updated Oct. 4, 2021

Warren Bright made sure to get his physical every year. But he put off getting a colonoscopy until he was...

BY Courtney Nash

Nobody ever wants to receive a cancer diagnosis. But when I found out I had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the cecum — a type of...

BY Danielle Underferth

Last updated Oct. 4, 2021

Despite an overall decline in colorectal cancer cases and deaths over the past several decades, Black men...