Bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer, is the general term for cancer that begins in the colon or the rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, most bowel cancer starts as polyps on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Being aware of bowel cancer and its symptoms will go a long way in increasing the chances of survival and early detection. [Read more…]
A colorectal specialist is a doctor who specialized in disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. In the past, these doctors were called proctologists but the term has fallen out of use. [Read more…]
Knowing the difference between two types of doctors can be confusing for some patients—especially if it appears the doctors do the same procedures.
If a patient is unsure about the type of doctor they need for their hemorrhoids, you should be able to give them referrals based on their unique situation. For example, do they need a gastroenterologist or a colorectal specialist? [Read more…]