Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer: Whats the Difference?

Colon CancerColon Cancer.  Rectal Cancer.  Should they Be Combined And Treated The Same? Or, Are They Two different Diseases? By now, thanks to many organizations, news outlets and patient education from physicians, most people know about colon cancer, rectal cancer and the use of colonoscopy to screen for polyps which can transform into a malignancy.