What Is a Colonoscopy? 

What is a colonoscopy? This procedure detects early signs of colon, or colorectal, cancer that make your chances of recovery and survival more likely.

Risk Factors for Colon Cancer 

Though colon cancer can develop at any age, your medical history, lifestyle choices, and family history all affect your risk factors for colon cancer.

Treatment for Colon Cancer 

There are various treatment choices for colon cancer. Which may work best for you? Your treatment depends on the type, size, location, and stage of your cancer.

Surgery for Colon Cancer 

During colorectal surgery, often a colectomy, parts of the colon or rectum are surgically removed (sometimes the entire rectum). Here’s what you should know.

When You Have an Ileostomy 

During an ileostomy, healthcare providers either remove or disconnect your colon (large intestine) and sometimes part of the last section of your ileum.