Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer
Why It Is Done
A colostomy is done when part of your colon or rectum has been removed and the part that remains cannot function normally. A colostomy may be done as part of an operation to treat Reference colorectal cancer Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 27, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal