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.