Colorectal Cancer Treatment

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Partners with Patients to Offer the Most Effective Colorectal Cancer Treatments

dynamic team of health care professionals utilizes the latest technologies to evaluate and deliver effective colorectal cancer treatment—improving outcomes and increasing the opportunities for a better quality of life. Our physicians, surgeons and staff strive to make patients and families feel as confident and comfortable as possible during the entire treatment process.

Before developing the treatment plan, the physician will explain the multitude of options available to the patient, including a thorough description of the benefits and possible disadvantages of certain treatments. We partner with patients to make decisions that best fit their individual needs and lifestyles.

UH Seidman Cancer Center currently offers the following treatment options:

These treatments are sometimes used alone or in combination to offer the most promising results for patients. Following treatment, we are dedicated to providing ongoing surveillance of our patients to ensure early detection of cancer recurrence.

Combination Therapies for Recurrent and Advanced Tumors

Today physicians can sometimes remove tumors that previously would have been considered untreatable by utilizing combined multidisciplinary methods. With the use of preoperative chemotherapy and radiation to shrink tumors, we now can resect many of these very difficult tumors. UH Seidman Cancer Center has established surgical teams experienced in dealing with these challenging cancers that can remove tumors in multiple organs and in certain cases, can provide a cure for previously incurable tumors. Our surgeons routinely perform combined liver and colon resections or combined resections of rectal tumors and adjacent organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or vagina, with reconstruction. Our surgical suites also have the capability of giving full intraoperative radiation, a treatment option available in few institutions.

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