Rectal and Colon Cancer

In 2017, there will be an estimated 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the US.

While the numbers for colon cancer are fairly equal in men (47,700) and women (47,820), a larger number of men (23,720) than women (16,190) will be diagnosed with rectal cancer.

The rectum is an organ located in the pelvis which stores faeces. Knowledge of Rectal anatomy is important in understanding