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Specialized Colon Cancer Treatments
If chemotherapy is needed to treat colon cancer, MD Anderson offers the newest options. Our internationally renowned team of physicians directs your therapy for the most benefit, while minimizing the impact on your body.
Sometimes radiation therapy is recommended as a part of treatment for colon cancer. Our colorectal radiation oncologists specialize in treating patients with colon cancer using advanced techniques that include proton therapy.
MD Anderson has special expertise in advanced colon cancer that has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body. We offer novel chemotherapy and targeted therapy options, as well as a dedicated surgery program.
Our advanced knowledge in cancer genetics can help diagnose and treat inherited family syndromes that may increase risk of colon cancer. This expertise also helps us work with you to plan the most effective treatment for your specific condition.
As one of the world’s largest cancer research centers, MD Anderson is a leading center for the investigation into new methods of colon cancer diagnosis and treatment. Each patient benefits from the most advanced research.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about colon cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
did you know?
An MD Anderson study predicts that colon cancer rates among people aged
20-34 years will increase 90% by the year 2030.
April 08, 2015
Drew Long was surprised when he met his surgeon, Craig Messick, M.D. He hadn’t expected his doctor to be younger than him.
Drew, a father of three girls under 6 years old, hadn’t been diagnosed with colon cancer yet, but he’d been experiencing some colon cancer symptoms and was seeking a second opinion before undergoing surgery. Messick quickly stopped any fears or reservations Drew had. He turned to him and said, “I’m going to...