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Doctors in MD Anderson’s Colorectal Center are among the most experienced in treating colorectal cancers, including complex and aggressive cases. Our goal is to detect colon, rectal and anal cancers at the earliest possible stage when treatments are most effective.

We use precise technology to accurately diagnose and stage colorectal cancers such as virtual colonoscopy, a non-invasive screening method pioneered by MD Anderson doctors.

Surgeons in the Colorectal Center use minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery techniques for faster recovery. Most of our anal and rectal cancer patients will not need a permanent colostomy, thanks to sphincter-sparing surgery that preserves physical function as much as possible.

Treatment options also include proton therapy, targeted chemotherapies and several types of radiation therapy, used alone or in combination as part of a personalized treatment plan.

Along with world-class treatment, the Colorectal Center also offers genetic testing and counseling for people with a family history of colorectal cancers or hereditary cancer syndromes. 

Types of cancers we treat:

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes including: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome)

Be in touch with your body. If something feels new or weird, please don’t wait to see the doctor.

Annie Speck

Survivor

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The Colorectal Center is located in the Main Building, Floor 7, near Elevator A.

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The Colorectal Care Center business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Phone: 
713-792-0266 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)