Is Itching Around The Anus A Sign Of Colon Cancer?

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In the earliest stages of colorectal cancer (stage 0 and some stage I cases) polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy in a procedure called polypectomy. Early-stage superficial cancers that are not deep can also be removed through excision, where the cancer is cut out by inserting a tube into the rectum. Unlike colectomy, these procedures do not involve cutting through the abdominal wall.

Surgical removal of the tumor ("resection") along with any affected surrounding tissue is the...

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