You may know colorectal cancer by its more common name of colon cancer. It's cancer of the colon or rectum, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. But with regular screenings, approximately 60% of these deaths can be prevented.
Rochester Regional Health's Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening Program is exclusively designed to educated and help prevent colorectal cancer in men and women. Our board-certified gastroenterologists work closely with experienced colorectal surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists to form a multidisciplinary team aimed at preventing and treating colorectal cancer.
To aid in the prevention and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer, Rochester Regional Health's colorectal screening clinic provides screening tests and procedures to detect polyps, lesions, and other abnormalities that may develop into cancer.
Types of tests performed at our cancer screening clinic include:
If caught early, colorectal cancer can be successfully treated. Your unique treatment will depend on factors such as your general health, the site of your tumor and the stage of diagnosis.
Treatment options offered by the experts at Rochester Regional Health include:
If you've been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, your doctor will order tests to determine the extent (stage) of your cancer. Staging helps determine what treatments are most appropriate for you.