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.
Your Colon Cancer Nurse Navigator
Brenda Werner, RN, OCN, is the nurse navigator for colon cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.
Colon Cancer Resources
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.
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