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 (Feb. 3, 2021) – Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first site in the world to activate two new treatments for glioblastoma (GBM),...
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2021) – Henry Ford Cancer Institute's new Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, a global destination for seamless and integrated...
The new 187,000-square-foot facility offers the most advanced cancer treatment options available, convenient access to clinical trials DETROIT...
Device could reduce the need for colorectal patients to undergo an ostomy procedure DETROIT (Dec. 9, 2020) – Henry Ford Health System is the...
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