Treatment for Colon Cancer

As the area leader in the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer, Saint Thomas Health's multidisciplinary team of specialists has extensive experience treating all forms of colorectal cancer. Our surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists utilize the latest technologies to provide a full range of treatment options for the most comprehension and compassionate care.

When colorectal cancer is found, surgery to remove the tumor is usually the first course of treatment. Depending on the stage of cancer, chemotherapy (treatment with drugs that kill cancer cells), radiotherapy (treatment with X-rays that kill cancer cells) or both radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be used following surgery.

Advanced surgical procedures are available through Saint Thomas Health to ensure that the best course of treatment is available.

Your physician will help you determine which options may be most appropriate for you.

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