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Colorectal Cancer: An Overview
Cancers of the colon and rectum, which are commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, are the third most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States. Colorectal cancer accounts for around 10% of all cancer diagnoses, and there are a number of associated risk factors that may increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer. These risk factors include age, genetic disorders, diet, bowel habits and personal medical history.
If you are looking for information on colorectal cancer and the treatment options available, please continue to browse through our site. Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Oncology Information Specialists are also available around the clock to answer your questions about treatments available at CTCA. Simply click here to begin an online chat or call 1-800-615-3055.
Detecting Colorectal Cancer
In many cases, colorectal cancer develops without any noticeable symptoms, which is why screening is so important. However, some symptoms of colorectal cancer that may occur include:
- rectal bleeding
- blood in the stool
- changes in bowel habits
- discomfort in the stomach
- abnormally frequent gas pains
- narrow, ribbonlike stools
- diarrhea or constipation
- unexplained weight loss
Although these possible symptoms of colorectal cancer may be the result of other unrelated health issues, if you experience any of these symptoms for an extended period of time, it is important that you visit your doctor. Only a medical professional can tell you if your symptoms are the result of colorectal cancer or another health problem.
Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, we understand how overwhelming a colorectal cancer diagnosis can be. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, it is important to learn about the treatment options that are available. Because colorectal cancer impacts everyone differently, it is imperative that you learn as much as possible in order to evaluate your individual needs and situation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer we can help you understand your diagnosis and the treatment options available. To speak with one of our Oncology Information Specialists call us today at 1-800-615-3055. You can also chat about a colorectal diagnosis online.
If you feel that you may be at risk for developing colorectal cancer, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, it is important to consult your physician for advice on regular screening tests that may be used to help identify the cancer in the earliest stage.
Treating Colorectal Cancer
After a colorectal cancer diagnosis, the next steps you need to take are not always clear. From the physical discomfort to the emotional impact, a colorectal cancer diagnosis changes everything. At CTCA, we understand, and will work with you to provide the support and information you need during this difficult time.
At CTCA you will find a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing colorectal cancer patients with the most up-to-date conventional treatments available, combined with complementary and alternative treatment options. We will work with you to create an integrative treatment plan that is tailored around your individual needs. You will meet with a variety of professionals including a surgical oncologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist to help you better understand and evaluate your situation. In addition, at CTCA you will find a staff of complementary therapists specializing in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, spiritual support, physical therapy and more.
Whether you are exploring your colorectal cancer treatment options for the first time, or are currently being treated and are not comfortable with the treatment plan you are being provided with, call CTCA today and learn more about our unique and comprehensive approach to cancer treatment.
Colorectal Cancer Treatment Facilities
From the treatment options offered to the location, we understand that there are many factors that play a part in choosing the treatment facility that is right for you or your loved one. If you are looking for help sorting through all the information, or just want to talk about your treatment options at CTCA, give us a call at 1-800-615-3055 to speak with an Oncology Information Specialist.
For more than 25 years, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has been providing cancer patients with an individualized approach to treating cancer. Because treating cancer is all we do, our specialists have a deep understanding of cancer and dedication to cancer treatment. It is this knowledge and dedication to cancer treatment and research that ensures our specialists are always searching for new and innovative treatment options designed to provide our patients with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment available.
From reducing the time it takes to receive lab test results and treatment times, to creating an environment based on patient requests, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America everything we do is focused on you, our patient.
If you are looking for a comprehensive colorectal cancer treatment plan that is designed around your individual needs, CTCA may be exactly what you are looking for. To learn more about our innovative approach to colorectal cancer treatment, call us today at 1-800-615-3055 or chat online with one of our Oncology Information Specialists.