• Colon and Rectal Cancer

  • Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.

    Almost all colon cancer starts in glands in the lining of the colon and rectum. When doctors talk about colorectal cancer, this is usually what they are talking about. There is no single cause of colon cancer. Nearly all colon cancers begin as noncancerous (benign) polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.

    ColonLearn more about colon and rectal cancer.

    Treatment options include:

      • Surgery
      • Radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Our Team:

    The following physicians are part of the Parker Cancer Center Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved with colorectal cancer. This also includes our expert team of radiologists and pathologists.

    • Colorectal Surgery
      • Sun
      • Perryman
    • Medical Oncology
      • Nadine Mikhaeel, MD
      • Todd Capizzi, MD
    • Radiation Oncology
      • Andrew Tanner, MD
      • Darlene Bugoci, MD

    To schedule an appointment please call (303)-269-4185.

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