Colon cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). Such cancer is sometimes referred to as "colorectal cancer."
Other types of colon cancer such as lymphoma, carcinoid tumors, melanoma, and sarcomas are rare.
The Wake Forest Baptist Approach
Management of abdominal cancers focuses on preventive measures, early detection and treatment through numerous clinical trials developed locally, regionally and nationally. New drug and radiation therapies, and combined modality treatments, are being explored through these trials.