Proctologists such as myself do it all, from treating minor hemorrhoids to conducting life-saving surgeries to prevent serious proctologic disease.
Colon cancer is one such issue – a rare but precious diagnosis that can quickly graduate to a life-threatening illness without good detection and prevention.
Stories such as this one stand as testament to the value of early interventions: a 38-year-old woman who lost her life too young to a disease that is poorly understood, and often misdiagnosed:
“The last thing that the patient and doctor is thinking is that they have rectal cancer,” said Schnoll-Sussman. They’ll likely attribute the rectal bleeding to hemorrhoids or menstrual periods, Dr. Schnoll-Sussman explained, who was part of McRedmond care team in New York.
Yet the disease does present more often than many people realize, and the numbers have been climbing for some time:
According to the research, rectal cancer rates have been increasing longer and faster than colon cancer. Rectal cancer rates rose about 3 percent a year for those in their 20s and 30s, and by 1 by 2 percent a year for adults ages 40 to 54.
The only way to confidently avoid this scourge is to understand its signs, and to aggressively seek out a proctologist or similar specialist to help you navigate the maze of diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare that leaves too many people feeling overwhelmed.
For better care of anal cancer, anal dysplasia, and related diseases, please don’t wait. Call Dr. Maz ghodsian for the best proctologic treatment in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach.