Colon Cancer

At the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, we take a comprehensive approach to managing colon cancer using the latest technologies for diagnosis and treatment – this means we can maximize your chances of recovery while minimizing any potential side effects. Most importantly, our multidisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, and other caregivers go above and beyond to do this with compassion for every patient, family and friend.

Middlesex Hospital provides patients in our Middlesex, Shoreline, and surrounding communities access to high-quality medical and surgical oncology services, with the personal touch of a Nurse Navigator to coordinate care and guide you through your colon cancer treatment and care journey.

About Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. However, it is also one of the most curable, and death rates have been dropping steadily over the past few years. Thanks to increased awareness and simple, early detection, colon cancer can often be caught in its early stages when treatment can be most effective.

Colon Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Because early colon cancer often shows no symptoms, it’s important be screened regularly. However, there are some signs that can increase your chances for early detection.

Colon Cancer Risk Factors

From family history to diet, these are some of the most common risk factors that could potentially increase your chances of developing colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Diagnosis

About half of all colon cancers can be detected by a simple test in your doctor’s office. Learn about this and other tests used to find colon cancer, even at its earliest stage.

Colon Cancer Treatment

There are a number of different treatments for colon cancer, and the right one for you will depend on your specific case. You and your doctor will work together to determine which one gives you the best chance for recovery (or which one is the best fit for you).

Colon Health Resources - Links

The Cancer Center at Middlesex Hospital offers many resources and support services to help our patients and families coping with colon cancer get the information, make the connections, and find the services they need.

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