ABRONS FAMILY PRACTICE
Choosing a Family Doctor
A family doctor is a doctor who takes care of the whole family. Family doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. They really get to know their patients. They listen to them and help them make the right health care decisions. Family doctors take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both their patients and their patient's families. They know your family's health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for you through all stages of you life.
What is colorectal cancer?
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (called the colon). Rectal cancer is cancer of the rectum (which is the part of the large intestine closest to the anus). These forms of cancer have many common features. They are often referred to together as colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Many of these deaths happen because the cancers are found too late to be effectively treated. If colorectal cancer is found early enough, it is usually very treatable and not life-threatening.