Being diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer raises many questions. As the first step in taking control of your health, it's important to learn about all the available treatment options and the benefits and risks of each.
Cleveland Clinic has created a free treatment guide that provides the facts you need to make an informed decision when considering colon or rectal cancer treatment. The guide includes:
Cleveland Clinic colon and rectal cancer specialists provide patients with surgical innovations, advanced treatment options, and some of the best long-term outcomes in the world. Our physicians create a personalized treatment plan and explore all medical and surgical options to improve your chances of a successful outcome.
Our multidisciplinary approach brings together experts in colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and genetic counseling. This approach offers you the greatest chance of cure and the best possible quality of life.
In February 2009, Brenda Swain made an important decision. A colonoscopy at a local hospital revealed a polyp that tested positive for cancer. "It was as clear as day," she says. "Something in my heart told me to call Cleveland Clinic." Ms. Swain describes her stay at Cleveland Clinic as an "awesome experience," in large part because of the caregivers who looked after her. Read her story by downloading our free treatment guide.