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 treatment or procedure listed above may not be provided by each provider listed below. Review each provider for availability.
J. Ralph Broadwater, M.D. Surgical Oncologist
Masil M. George, M.D. Geriatrician
Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D. Medical Oncologist
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D. Palliative Care Physician
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
Heather C. Moore, M.D. Palliative Care Physician
W. Conan Mustain, M.D. Colorectal Surgeon
Areas of Expertise for Colorectal Cancer
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS is Arkansas’ most comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility.
Gastrointestinal Cancers (Part of Cancer Care)
Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and accessory organs of digestion, including the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. The symptoms relate to the …