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                                    Living Longer, Living Better After

                                         A Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

        An estimated 150,000 U.S. adults will be diagnosed   treatable when we catch it early,” says Steven Wexner,   chemotherapy and radiation
      with colorectal cancer this year. Excluding skin cancer, it   M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Ellen Leifer Shulman and   therapy may be needed as
      is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men   Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center at Cleveland   well.  The type of surgery
      and women each year in the United States.         Clinic Florida in Weston. “Patients can live long, quality   performed will depend on
        Now for the good news. The five-year survival rate   lives after a  colorectal  cancer diagnosis thanks  to   the extent of the cancer and
      for colorectal cancer has more than doubled since 1970,   treatment advancements.”                   where it’s located.
      climbing to 65 percent, due to medical advances and early   Advanced Surgical Care                     Some patients will require
      screening. For people with localized colorectal cancer     Treatment options for colon and rectal cancers vary   the removal of part or all of the
      (stage 1) the survival rate is 91 percent.        depending upon a  person’s health,  age and  cancer   colon (colectomy) or rectum
        “Colorectal cancer is both preventable and highly   stage. While surgery is the most common treatment,   (rectal resection). Others
                                                                                                           may require the removal of
                                                                                                           both. These procedures can
                                                                                                           be done during open surgery,
                                                                                                           through one large incision,
                                            THEIR                                                          or using minimally invasive techniques, which include
                                                                                                           laparoscopy, robotic, and transanal endoscopic surgery
                                                                                                           through a few small incisions.
                                             OWN                                                             “Patients benefit from minimally invasive surgery in
                                                                                                           many ways, including less pain and scarring, a shorter
                                                                                                           hospital stay, and quicker recovery,” explains Dr. Wexner,
                                                                                                           who led the Cleveland Clinic Florida team that pioneered
                                         TRUTHS                                                            this approach. “Most importantly, we can perform these
                                                                                                           less invasive procedures while still minimizing the risk
                                                                                                           for cancer recurrence.”
                                                                                                           Preserving Quality Of Life
                                                                                                             Advancements in surgical care have made it possible
                                                                                                           for many patients to achieve normal bowel habits and
                                THE ART OF SKY CUBACUB, RIVA LEHRER,                                       bowel continence after colorectal surgery. Fewer patients
                              JEFFREY MANSFIELD, AND DAVID RICHARDS                                        today require a permanent colostomy, in which stool is
                                                                                                           diverted from the lower part of the digestive tract by
                                       An exhibition at ArtWorks at                                        connecting the end of the colon to an opening in the belly.
                                         The Square, produced by                                           Thanks to newer surgical techniques developed and/or
                                      The Arc of Palm Beach County                                         refined at Cleveland Clinic Florida, it is more common
                                                                                                           for patients to need only a temporary ileostomy to let the
                                                                                                           body rest and heal, rather than a permanent colostomy.
                                                                                                             “Preserving and improving the quality of life are always
                                                                                                           our top priorities, and the work being done by my colleagues
                                                                                                           in Florida, Ohio, London and Abu Dhabi attest to these
                                                                                                Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments, photo by @GraceDuVal
                                                                                                           priorities,” says Wexner. “For patients with colorectal
                                                                                                           cancer, that means eliminating their cancer while helping
                                                                                                           them preserve bowel continence whenever possible.”
                                                                                                             Cleveland Clinic Florida is home to South Florida’s only
                                                                                                           gastroenterology and gastrointestial surgery program ranked
                                                                                                           nationally by U.S. News World Report’s “Best Hospitals”
                                                                                                           rankings (2022/23). Identified as “high performing” in colon
                                                                                                           cancer surgery by the magazine, the team offers a full range
                                                                                                           of advanced treatment options for colon and rectal cancers.
                                                                                                           The Maroone Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida is
                                                                                                           an ACS Commission on Cancer  Accredited Program and
                                                                                                           Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston was the first in Florida
                                                                                                           and second in the nation to earn accreditation from the ACS
                                                                                                           National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.
                                                                                                             Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Colorectal
                                                                                                           Surgery is world-renowned for achieving excellent
                                                                                                           outcomes and using innovative state-of-the-art
                                 DECEMBER 2022 - MAY 2023                                                  treatments for colorectal conditions. Learn more at
                                                                                                  or call at (877)
                                                                                                           463-2010 to schedule a consultation.
                       The exhibition, Their Own Truths: The Art of Sky Cubacub,
                  Riva Lehrer, Jeffrey Mansfield, and David Richards, encompasses                                Best Bin Caddy#
                        recent works by four innovative artists who explore the
                    experience of disability. The collection of paintings, garments,                         NEW!
                   sculptures, and photographs seeks to change perceptions and
                      to open minds. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A
                   series of lectures and programs will accompany the exhibition.
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