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Non Operative Management of Rectal Cancer

By North York Colorectal Group

Rectal cancer surgery, while often a necessary component of treatment, can have significant long term changes to quality of life. For some individuals, when there has been an excellent response to chemotherapy and radiation, surgery can be avoided.
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Gastric Cancer
Gastric Cancer: Symptoms and Causes

By North York Colorectal Group

Gastric cancer, commonly known as stomach cancer, develops in the lining of the stomach and can vary in type and severity. This article delves into the various types of gastric cancer, explores potential causes and risk factors, and discusses symptoms that may indicate the presence of the disease.
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Rectal Prolapse
Everything You Need to Know About Rectal Prolapse

By North York Colorectal Group

Rectal prolapse is a condition where part of the rectum slips outside the anus, causing discomfort and potentially serious health issues. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and available treatments for rectal prolapse, providing essential information for those affected by this condition.
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Anal Fistula
Understanding Anal Fistula

By North York Colorectal Group

Anal Fistulas, a common but often misunderstood condition. An anal fistula often begins as an anal abscess, an infection near the anus that leaks pus. This infection can create a channel from the anus to the surrounding skin, leading to symptoms such as discomfort, irritation, and swelling. In this article, we will explore how these conditions develop and the primary surgical treatments used to resolve them.
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Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

By North York Colorectal Group

Hemorrhoids are quite common, affecting at least half of all people over the age of fifty. These conditions stem from increased blood pressure in the venous networks surrounding the anal canal, leading to swollen blood vessels either inside the rectum or under the skin around the anus. This issue is not restricted to older adults; younger individuals, including pregnant women and occasionally children with constipation, also frequently experience hemorrhoids.
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Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis – Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

By North York Colorectal Group

Newly diagnosed with diverticulitis? It can be alarming to experience sudden abdominal pain and the other symptoms that come with this condition. We're here to help you understand your diagnosis and navigate the treatment options, from simple home care to possible surgical interventions.
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Colorectal cancer
Colon Cancer: The Different Stages and What to Expect

By North York Colorectal Group

Just diagnosed with colon cancer? It's normal to feel overwhelmed by what comes next. Know that you're not alone, and we’re here to guide you through understanding your diagnosis and finding the right treatment path.
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