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Colorectal Cancer Services at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with colon cancer, you want to be confident that you are receiving the best possible care from doctors who are experts in their field. At University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of compassionate and board-certified physicians who have expertise in treating colon and rectal cancer. Our caregivers provide a wide range of advanced treatment options to help ensure your treatment plan is tailored to meet your specific needs.

To schedule a consultation with one of the colon cancer specialists at UH Seidman Cancer Center, call 216-541-1287.

Colon Cancer Screenings and Diagnosis

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There a several different colon cancer screening tests, the most common of which is a colonoscopy. Experts recommend that adults begin getting routine colonoscopy screenings at age 45, or earlier for those with risk factors such as a family history of colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy can detect the presence of colon polyps, which may be pre-cancerous or cancerous. Colon cancer can be prevented if polyps are caught and removed before they become cancer. The earlier colon cancer is caught, the better the chance of successfully treating the cancer.

Advanced Colon Cancer Treatment

Through our commitment to patient-centered care, we compassionately guide our patients with colorectal cancer through the treatment process, ensuring that they are fully educated every step of the way. Our personalized medical services are designed to satisfy the whole person, considering each patient’s unique physical and emotional needs.

Our advanced colon cancer treatment options include:

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 colon cancer recurrence.

Multidisciplinary Team for the Best Cancer Care

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of colorectal cancer. Our cancer hospital practices in a multidisciplinary setting. This means all our colon cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care together. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review in which every patient’s case is presented to the team and all agree on the best treatment plan. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered. Your care team may include:

  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Dietitians
  • Enterostomal therapists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Oncology nurses
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Social workers

Why Choose UH for Colon Cancer Treatment?

The gastrointestinal cancer care team at UH Seidman Cancer Center is nationally recognized in the top 30 of all hospitals nationwide for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal cancer, according to U.S. News & World Report.

We deliver a full range of colon cancer treatment options ranging from conventional methods to leading-edge alternatives. With our high standard of excellence in research and clinical care, UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. This means we have access to new drug therapies and advance treatments before other hospitals.

Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) With Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Sometimes colorectal cancer and certain other abdominal or pelvic cancers can spread to the peritoneum – the membrane that lines the abdomen cavity. When this occurs, the condition is known by such names as peritoneal disease, peritoneal cancer, peritoneal malignancy and peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Many patients with peritoneal cancer benefit considerably from cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). CRS is the surgical removal of the cancerous tumor or tumors from the abdomen or pelvis. HIPEC is a type of chemotherapy in which a heated solution containing an anti-cancer drug is delivered directly into the abdominal cavity following CRS to destroy any leftover cancer cells.

A high-volume location for CRS HIPEC treatment, UH Seidman Cancer Center is one of a few select cancer centers in the country to offer this groundbreaking, life-extending therapy.

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