Rectal cancer

Also known as: Cancer, rectal
Rectal cancer is the abnormal growth of cancer cells in the large intestine. Colon cancer forms in the longest part of the large intestine, while rectal cancer forms in the last eight to ten inches. Colon and rectal cancers are often referred to together as colorectal cancer because they have so much in common. Find information at Providence Colorectal Cancer Program and Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program.

At Providence Cancer Center, patients and families benefit from some of the finest, most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally-renowned research, and compassionate counseling and support. Our doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, patient advocates and other caregivers work together to treat cancer aggressively and to ensure that no person has to face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.