Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer) Diagnosis and Treatment
Colon cancer occurs when malignant cells develop around the rectum or inner lining of the colon. The large intestine consists of the colon and the rectum, which is the last part of the digestive system in the human body. This part of the gastrointestinal tract is responsible for absorbing liquid and producing the solid waste that is dispelled from the body as stools.
If you are having large bowel issues and need diagnosis or treatment, Dr. Yamini and his team are available for consultation at two offices in California. It is important to seek advice from a gastroenterologist who has the experience and training necessary to accurately diagnose conditions such as colon cancer, so you can receive fast and effective treatment. Our offices are located in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills for the convenience of patients.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer?
Although issues such as abdominal pain, blood in the stool or a change in bowel movement habits may indicate the presence of colon cancer, this typically means that the condition has reached the advanced stage. It is therefore important to have regular screening for colon cancer in order to receive the best prognosis should you receive bad news.
Colon cancer typically develops from polyps. However, the cause of this type of cancer is as yet unknown. Screening involves searching for polyps so they can be removed before colon cancer has the chance to develop. Dr. Yamini and his team can provide colon cancer screening upon request for all patients.
If you would like to pursue regular screening for colon cancer in California, contact the offices of Dr. David Yamini today. We are committed to helping our patients receive preventive treatment for colon cancer and related conditions.