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Colorectal Cancer and Continence

Since it involves the lower gastrointestinal tract, treatment of colon and rectal cancer frequently affects bowel function and, at times, continence. This article will attempt to show how colorectal cancer therapy, both surgical and medical, may affect fecal continence.

Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

Topics: Bowel urgency, Brochure, Fact Sheet, Incontinence, Other Disorders/Symptoms

About the Authors

  • Joshua A. Katz, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • Bruce A. Orkin, MD

    Professor of Surgery; Director, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Director, Colorectal Physiology Laboratory at the George Washington University in Washington, DC

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