Colon and Rectum Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Colorectal screenings are the best way to detect polyps and dysplasia in order to prevent the onset of invasive cancer. Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer may want to discuss the option of genetic testing with their doctor. Testing for both polyps and cancer may take the form of:

  • Colonoscopy
  • CT-guided biopsy
  • MRI

Treatment for colon cancer will likely involve a combination of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Request a referral to one of BayCare's experienced primary care physicians or specialists.