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Colorectal cancer — including colon, rectal and anal cancers — is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. Early detection and advances in treatment are improving outcomes among many people who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
PeaceHealth offers the full spectrum of care to diagnose, treat and manage many types of colorectal cancers. This helps you focus on what matters most — healing and recovering.
PeaceHealth offers colorectal cancer care close to home in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Advances in colorectal cancer care help patients heal more quickly and experience less pain. The compassionate specialists at PeaceHealth have experience in a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that allow us to quickly diagnose and remove cancer.
Cancer is a journey that should never be taken alone. Our nurse navigators are here to answer your questions, help you understand your diagnosis and treatment plan and schedule doctor appointments and tests.
Better outcomes often come from a holistic approach to care. PeaceHealth offers a team of specialists across all disciplines — from oncology to radiation, nutrition to rehabilitation — who work closely together to make sure you get the care you need.
No two cancers or patients are alike. That’s why we put you at the center of treatment plans — your needs, goals, unique cancer diagnosis and medical and family history are all taken into consideration. Your care team is committed to delivering compassionate care that helps you feel stronger, better and supported throughout your journey.
Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the colon, rectum and anus. We treat adenocarcinomas and other types of tumors, such as carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GSITs), lymphomas and sarcomas.
Cancer treatment sometimes causes side effects. These may include trouble concentrating, lymphedema (swelling caused by lymph fluid buildup), chronic pain or weakened muscles. PeaceHealth offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to help you manage these problems and regain your strength.
Rehab therapy may include:
Colorectal cancer screenings check for polyps or cancer cells in the anus, rectum and colon. Screenings for colorectal cancer include:
Conditions affecting the colon (large intestine), rectum and anus include cancer, growths (polyps), diverticulitis, fecal incontinence, bowel obstruction and hemorrhoids. Surgeons resect organs (remove all or diseased parts) and perform complex procedures using few incisions.
Your cancer care team includes experienced providers from across specialties, led by your medical oncologist. These doctors specialize in oncology and hematology. They are here to share their insight and experience with you and your family.
Radiation therapy may help stop or slow cancer cell growth using high-energy beams. Often used along with other treatments, radiation therapy for breast cancer can include external beam radiation (outside the body) and internal beam radiation (inside the body, called brachytherapy). We offer advanced radiation that conforms to and targets your tumor, even if it moves. This can result in safer, more precise treatments. These include 3D conformal radiation and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).