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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is cancer that starts in the colon with most cases developing slowly over several years. Before a cancer develops, a growth of tissue or tumor usually begins as a non-cancerous polyp on the inner lining of the colon.

Learn more about colon cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment. You can expect the right treatment faster from a team of specialists, all working together to provide a unified care plan with the best treatment options available.

Stephanie Gioimo, RN, BSN

Your Colon Cancer Nurse Navigator

Stephanie Gioimo RN, BSN, is the nurse navigator for colon cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.

Colon Cancer Resources

Treatment Options

When you are ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. As part of a comprehensive approach, your physician may suggest one or a combination of the following treatment options.

Genetics & Cancer

People with a history of colorectal cancer in one or more first-degree relatives (parents, siblings or children) are at increased risk. We can test for those genetic links. Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.

Not all cancers are hereditary, but we encourage you to learn more about genetics if cancer runs in your family.

Information & Videos

Have A Question?

Cancer is a serious diagnosis and brings about many questions. Treatment options, finding physicians or seeking second opinions? Let us help you find the answers. Contact us.

Courageous Stories

Suzanne Staab

Suzanne's Story

In keeping with tradition at Hall-Perrine, Suzanne Staab – with family, friends and Mercy staff by her side – rings a bell to signify the end of her cancer treatment. Watch her story.

To discuss treatments call (319) 365-HOPE (4673)