The best in class proctologists of the Proctology Institute (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach & Huntington Beach) are top rated board members of the American Osteopathic College of Proctology. Our proctologists are specialists in diagnosing and treating medical conditions such as colorectal cancer.
What is colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer, or colon and rectal cancer, is a form of abnormal cell growth which strikes the colon and rectum. In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer for men and the fourth most common for women.
What causes colorectal cancer?
The etiology of colorectal cancer is not completely understood; however, we know that the abnormal cells often arise from polyps or abnormal growths in the lining or mucosa of the colon. Early-stage colorectal cancer often shows no symptoms, which is why preventive screening is recommended.
What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer? When symptoms do occur, they may give rise to a variety of complaints, including:
- Blood in the stool
- Rectal bleeding
- Narrow stools
- A sense that the bowel does not empty completely
- Gas pains
- Change in bowel habits
- A sense of bloating, cramps, or fullness
- Fatigue during activity that was previously tolerated
* If these symptoms persist present, it is important to see your doctor.
How is colorectal cancer treated? Depending on the size of the cancer, its location, pathology and the depth of penetration, colorectal cancer may be treated by your proctologist endoscopically, or with some combination of the following:
- Targeted therapies
Please note: If you have colorectal cancer, it is essential to speak with a specialist such as a proctologist to determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Please feel free to contact the Proctology Institute to learn more today.
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach any and all questions regarding your colorectal diagnosis and/or treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists at the Proctology Institute pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during treatment. The top rated proctologists at the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and Newport Beach’s philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule a colorectal cancer consultation please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647