Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.
Most colon cancers (about 70 percent) are found in the first six feet of the large intestine. The other 30 percent occur in the last 10 inches of the large intestine (rectum). Collectively they are referred to as colorectal cancers.
At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, colorectal cancer is treated with a multidisciplinary approach in which a team of experts including medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to develop an individual treatment plan based on each patient’s unique needs.
Clinical nurse navigators work closely with patients, guiding them through their journey and serving as a single point of contact throughout their care.