Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Colorectal cancer (a group of cancers that includes colon cancer and rectal cancer) is one of the more common cancer diagnoses. It is also one of the most treatable, especially if caught in its early stages.
Colorectal cancer often starts as benign growths in the lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (the last six to eight inches of the colon). Scripps cancer care experts offer a number of colon cancer treatment services for patients, from imaging and diagnosis procedures to advanced and radiation therapy.
A team of cancer treatment specialists
Our multidisciplinary cancer treatment team blends the expertise of health professionals who have specialized training in colorectal cancer and oncology, including:
- Medical oncologists to coordinate care
- Board-certified colon and rectal surgeons, and general surgeons with extensive training in colon/rectal procedures
- Pathologists experienced in colorectal cancer diagnosis and research
- Radiation oncologists with expertise in the latest radiation therapies
- Radiologists trained in diagnostic procedures related to gastrointestinal issues
- Cancer care navigator program, featuring registered oncology nurses who work with patients to facilitate the care process, and cancer social workers