Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the colon, the lower part of the digestive system, or rectum, the last section of the large intestine.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer may include: a change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation, that lasts for more than a few days; a feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that's not relieved by having one; or rectal bleeding with bright red blood.

Doctors in the GW Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program use cutting-edge immunotherapies and minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat colorectal cancer, which is often detected during routine colonoscopies.