We offer a comprehensive array of colorectal cancer services backed by extensive experience and a personal touch. Our multidisciplinary teams work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that revolve around their specific needs.
Recommended treatments generally depend on the stage of cancer, whether it has spread and a patient’s health. Personal preferences are also an important factor. Treatments for colorectal cancers include:
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
Surgery is generally the primary treatment for colorectal cancer. If chemotherapy is needed, we offer the latest options. Our physicians direct each patient’s therapy for the most benefit, while minimizing the impact on their body.
Sometimes radiation therapy is recommended as a part of treatment for some colorectal cancers. Our radiation oncologists specialize in treating patients with colorectal cancers using the most advanced equipment and techniques to maximize the benefits with the fewest side effects.
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital also has special expertise in advanced colon cancer that has metastasized to other parts of the body that include novel chemotherapy and targeted therapy options.
MedStar Union Memorial participates in numerous ongoing cancer research studies that are open to eligible patients. Plus, as one of four hospitals in the MedStar Health Cancer Network, our patients have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of other clinical trials. By participating in a clinical trial, you may benefit from a new treatment not yet available to others.
Our genetic counseling program provides comprehensive services to patients and family members concerned about the possibility of developing an “inherited” cancer. Our advanced knowledge in cancer genetics helps us identify inherited conditions such as Lynch Syndrome, which may increase the risk of colorectal cancers.
We provide a wide range of support services to meet the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of patients and their families during and long after treatment. These services are part of the care we provide and are available at no extra cost to our patients.
Our commitment to each patient’s health extends beyond their initial treatment. Many cancer survivors find the transition back to everyday medical care difficult after years spent under the care and guidance of cancer specialists. We work with patients through this process and follow up on a regular basis after the completion of treatment to ensure their long-term health.
To make an appointment for any of our services call 877-715-HOPE.
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