Every year, doctors diagnose thousands of Americans with some form of colorectal disease. These diseases range from inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, to colon cancer and rectal cancer. Colorectal disease symptoms can include diarrhea, constipation, cramps, and any change in routine bowel habits that persists for more than a few days. Symptoms may not always be obvious or occur early on, so Dr. Lemus-Rangel always encourages regular exams to screen for colon cancer. Colorectal diseases are chronic, and can rarely be cured. However, they can be treated with medication and/or surgery.