Our team expertly diagnoses the disease and is committed to preserving as much of the colon and bowel function as possible. We use minimally invasive techniques and enhanced recovery protocols, which are research-based methods to speed your recovery and help you feel better faster. Plus, our robust support services can increase your quality of life while you undergo treatment.
At the Cancer Institute, our physicians have advanced degrees and specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. This intensive training enables us to get you a precise diagnosis and the right treatment option. Our focus is always on you, the patient, and ensuring you are getting effective treatment while living the best quality of life.
People with colon cancer often don’t experience any symptoms. The best way to detect colon cancer is to get screened according to your doctor’s advice. Especially if you are at risk for developing the disease because you:
See your doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms:
Our team quickly and expertly diagnoses colon cancer. We know you don’t want to wait for results. We often conduct multiple tests within one day to minimize your visits and to get your results as quickly as possible. Find out more about colon cancer diagnosis.
The Cancer Institute is home to a weekly colon cancer conference, where top colon cancer specialists meet to discuss the treatment plans for patients with complicated diagnoses. You benefit from the expertise of many different experts, working together to tailor the most effective treatment plan for you.
Our highly skilled specialists oversee your treatment options, which may include surgery (often minimally invasive), medical oncology, and clinical trials. Get more information on colon cancer treatment.
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