Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal CancerAt Guthrie our colorectal cancer physicians offer complete care for men and women with colon cancer. Our team of experts is fellowship-trained and provides the latest in staging and treatment options, including Endoscopic Ultrasound, which has 94% accuracy. We have treatment options for those with early to late stage cancers.

Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon, a muscular tube that is part of your large intestine. Colon cancer can grow slowly over a long period of time, often beginning as small benign polyps. However, some polyps can enlarge and become cancerous. Your doctor decides how often you need this test, usually once every 10 years, unless you are at a higher risk for developing colon cancer. It’s important that you talk with your doctor to understand your risk for colon cancer, the guidelines you should follow for testing, and whether you need to start having the tests at age 50 or earlier.  A colonoscopy screening examines and collects samples from the inner lining of your large intestine and can lead to early cancer detection, when treatment options are greatest. At Guthrie 90% of colorectal cancer detected between Stage 0-1 experienced a 5-year survival rate.

Our colorectal cancer specialists provide a range of treatment options, including traditional open surgery, minimally invasive techniques and non-surgical options including:

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy.
  • Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery.
  • Minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic mucosal resection, which removes cancerous tissue with a narrow, flexible endoscope.
  • Open colon cancer surgery including resection or colectomy.
  • Robotic colon cancer surgery.

Schedule a screening today by calling 570-887-3500

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