Colorectal health includes disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. UTMB Health offers experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. Our medical professionals treat benign and malignant conditions, and perform routine screenings and examinations.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and is expected to cause more than 50,000 deaths in 2018. Colorectal (large bowel) cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Together, the colon and rectum make up the large bowel or large intestine. Most colon and rectal cancers start as benign (non-cancerous) wart-like growths on the inner lining of the colon or rectum called polyps.