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Rochester Regional Health’s Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening Program is dedicated to the education and prevention of colorectal cancer. 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.
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is cancer of the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. With regular screenings, at least 60% of these deaths could be prevented.
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 screening clinic 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.
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:
Learn more about colon and rectal cancer treatments available at Rochester Regional Health.
The following organizations offer valuable information and resources for colon cancer to assist you or your loved one on your road to recovery.
Disclaimer: The organizations and programs listed above are offered by the Rochester Regional Colorectal Cancer Prevention & Screening Program as a resource for patients and their families. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, and does not constitute a recommendation by the Rochester Regional Colorectal Cancer Prevention & Screening Program nor an assurance of the quality of information or services provided.