Know about Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer originates in the colon or the rectum. The colon is the part of the digestive system where the waste material is formed. And the rectum is the end of the colon adjacent to the anus which stores waste material. Together, they form a long, muscular tube called the large intestine (large bowel).

Tumors of the colon and rectum are growths arising from the inner wall of the large intestine. These cancers are also known as colon cancer and rectal cancer.

Together they are known as ‘colorectal cancer’.

Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer

When a cancer arising from the colon or rectum spreads to other organs like the liver, the lungs, the peritoneum , distant glands, it is known as stage 4 colorectal cancer.