Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body’s digestive system. During digestion, food moves through the stomach and small intestine into the colon. The colon absorbs water and nutrients from the food and stores waste matter (stool). Stool moves from the colon into the rectum before it leaves the body.
Providers Treating Colorectal Cancer
Note that every provider listed below may not perform or prescribe all treatments or procedures related to Colorectal Cancer. Review each provider for availability.
Masil M. George, M.D. Geriatrician
Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D. Medical Oncologist
Carrie R. Hyde, M.D. Palliative Care Physician
Anuradha Kunthur, M.D. Hematologist/Oncologist
Jonathan A. Laryea, M.D. Colorectal Surgeon
Victoria L. Loudermilk, CNP Nurse Practitioner
Issam Makhoul, M.D. Medical Oncologist
Jason S. Mizell, M.D. Colorectal Surgeon
W. Conan Mustain, M.D. Colorectal Surgeon
Christina E. Porter, CNP Nurse Practitioner
Katelin D. Shepherd, CNP Nurse Practitioner
Charla J. Stewart, CNP Nurse Practitioner
Areas of Expertise for Colorectal Cancer
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS is Arkansas’ most comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Care (Part of Cancer Care)
Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and accessory organs of digestion.