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Home > Cancers We Treat > Colon Cancer
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.
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.
Gwen Herder, RN, OCN, is the nurse navigator for colon cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.
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.
The American Cancer Society recommends anyone over age 45 – men and women – have a screening colonoscopy. If a family member has had colon cancer, the ACS recommends having this screening test done sooner. Learn more about colonoscopies at Mercy's Gastrointestinal Clinic.
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.
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.