What is colorectal cancer? Cancerous cells in the colon and rectum.

Colon and rectal cancers, also known as colorectal cancers, are Canada’s third most common type of cancer. They usually start with benign polyps and can progress to cancer over time. Most colorectal cancers do not produce symptoms. Early detection and treatment are essential for achieving ultimate outcomes. Colon and rectal cancer can often be prevented through regular screening tests, including flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, FIT testing, and healthy changes in diet and lifestyle.

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

  • Changes in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation)
  • Blood in stools
  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Persistent gas or cramping
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Iron-deficiency
  • The feeling of unfinished stools

Early detection of colorectal cancer is the most powerful tool for reducing incidence and mortality. We invite you to seek empathetic support, advanced screening techniques, and any necessary treatment at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

Your well-being is our foremost priority!

What is colorectal cancer screening? Screening for cancerous cells in the colon and rectum.

Colorectal cancer screening is a medical procedure used to detect precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer in people who are at risk of getting cancer before symptoms develop. The aim is to identify and remove polyps before they develop into cancer or to diagnose cancer at an early stage when it is easier to treat.

Colorectal cancer screening increases the chance of finding cancer early when it is more likely to be cured.

If you have colorectal cancer and do not get screened, you may miss the chance for early and more effective treatment.

Early detection through screening is one of the most powerful tools for reducing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer.

How the procedure is performed?

A colonoscopy is a test that allows a doctor to look at the entire colon using a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. During a colonoscopy, the doctor can also take biopsies (samples of tissue) or remove polyps that can become cancerous over time (called pre-cancerous polyps).

Friendly, personalized service and expert advice

West Island Colorectal Clinic is your trusted destination for expert care and treatment of rectal and colorectal conditions. Our experienced specialists and state-of-the-art facilities ensure customized solutions for your unique needs. Gain access to compassionate, effective treatment in a judgment-free space.

Struggling with colon or rectal issues?

Let the experts at West Island Colorectal Clinic guide you through personalized diagnostics and treatment options tailored to your needs.

We ensure that every patient feels heard, respected, and cared for and aim to make your journey to better colorectal health a collaborative, supportive, and positive experience.