colorectal Cancer

Specialty of Gastroenterology

Colorectal cancer is the formation of fatty tissues of the colon. The colon cancer starts with a polyp that develops in the colon or rectum. When you overlying adipose tissue can lead to adenoma, a specific type of polyp, or adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that contains mucus and other fluids. Tests to detect colon cancer usually performed through colonoscopy, a test that introduces a thin flexible took with a camera (endoscope ) through the anus, and virtual colonoscopy a radiological examination that obtains images inside the body through a computerized tomography (CAT or CT. the objective of these tests is crucial to locate the presence of adenomas and polyps in the colon and remove by surgery before they become cancerous.

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