Discover hundreds of clinical trials for virtually all types of cancer.
Rectal cancer is a disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells grow in the tissues of the rectum. The rectum is the tube that connects the colon (large intestine) to the anus, the opening where stool leaves the body.
Our specialists diagnose and treat all stages of rectal cancer. About 40,000 people are diagnosed with rectal cancer each year in the U.S.
Our comprehensive rectal cancer care includes:
If you experience symptoms associated with rectal cancer, schedule an appointment with a colorectal cancer specialist. Common symptoms and signs of rectal cancer include:
Doctors do not know what causes most rectal cancer. The risk factors that can increase your chances of developing the disease are also not clear, but appear to include:
We use the safest, most effective treatments for rectal cancer, usually recommending surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Our goal is treatment that’s effective but also preserves the function of the rectum, which doctors can’t replace.
Our rectal cancer specialists will explain your individualized treatment plan and answer your questions. You’ll decide your course of care together.
Learn more about our colorectal cancer treatment.
A support group for caregivers of those receiving a stem cell transplant.
The Breast Cancer Support Group meets once a month to support women who are currently being treated for, or are survivors of, breast cancer.
This weekly group, facilitated by a professional counselor/social worker offers patients an opportunity to express their feelings and concerns and...
If you provide care for a loved one – parent, child, spouse, relative, neighbor or friend – join fellow caregivers and care giving...
DETROIT – Game On Cancer and the Henry Ford Cancer Institute’s Division of Supportive Oncology Services will deliver meals to more than...
Medical Group CEO to Also Serve as Henry Ford Health System’s New SVP and Chief Academic Officer DETROIT - Following an extensive national...
DETROIT – Nationally-known developer Chris Jeffries and his wife Lisa have donated $25 million to Henry Ford Health System, the largest...
DETROIT – The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center (HFPCC) and Henry Ford Innovation Institute have named Talia Golan, M.D., head of the Sheba...
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