Rectal Cancer, rectosigmoid cancer (less than 15 cm from anal verge)
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Referral is indicated if:
Patient has biopsy proven cancer in rectum ( < 15 from anal verge).
Colonoscopy and Pathology report will be needed.
If patient not in UMH System, pathology glass slides with report to be available at or before clinic visit if not already reviewed here by Pathology.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
Additional tests which may be ordered:
CT scan with oral and IV contrast, chest, abdomen, pelvis, within 6 weeks - report and images (prefer CD) available for clinic visit
Endoscopic ultrasound (rectum)
Labs: comprehensive panel, CBCP, PT, PTT, CEA
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Fax or send appropriate medical documents to program (fax 734-936-6927)
Clinic Contact Information
Patient: General Surgery Call Center, 734-615-7565