At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we are committed to getting your diagnosis as quickly as possible.
An accurate diagnosis allows us to determine the most effective treatment for you. Most of our diagnostic tests can be completed within one visit, so you can begin treatment right away.
Our compassionate, knowledgeable team at the Cancer Institute uses sophisticated technology to determine if colon cancer is present and to determine its stage. The stage of cancer refers to how advanced it is and if it has spread. Here’s what you can expect:
In order to diagnose the cancer, we conduct a physical exam and discuss your symptoms. We proceed with diagnostic tests as needed, including:
You meet with your team of colon cancer specialists shortly after receiving a diagnosis. They create a personalized treatment plan for you, which may include surgery, chemotherapy, and clinical trials. Find out more about our approach to treating colon cancer.
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