Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Program at OhioHealth

One of the few cancers that can be prevented by regular screenings

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed and treated at OhioHealth. We provide patient-focused care with advanced technology, innovative programs and screening facilities conveniently located throughout the region.

Get in touch with a cancer specialist who can answer your questions and help connect you to screening options close to home. Contact OhioHealth CancerCall Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM at (800) 752-9119.

Understanding screenings

Our endoscopy labs provide diagnostic evaluations — including colonoscopies — to screen for colorectal cancer, which is a preventable disease when found early during the pre-cancerous stage. Multiple screening options are available for most patients.

SEE SCREENING OPTIONS

Colonoscopy

This exam can reveal problem areas and identify changes in the colon earlier than ever before. Enhanced imaging technology, new tools and more effective medications now make it possible to remove polyps that were once impossible to remove.

Imaging

We use advanced imaging tools, including state-of-the-art endorectal ultrasound and MRI technology, to determine the stage of a cancer and guide further treatment.

We perform more than 300 colorectal surgeries each year

Our multidisciplinary team of colorectal cancer experts, including those from the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, work together to provide comprehensive treatment options.

You're in expert hands

Traditional surgery

Traditional surgical procedures to remove the cancerous part of the colon.

Laparoscopic surgery

Minimally invasive procedures through three to five small incisions, usually with less blood loss, less pain and faster healing.

Robotic-assisted surgery

Provides an unmatched degree of visualization and precision through several small incisions, usually with less blood loss, less pain and faster healing.

TAMIS and TEM surgeries

Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) are both are highly specialized, sphincter-sparing procedures for rectal tumors. 

Interventional radiology

One of the newest and most aggressive options in cancer treatment today, interventional radiology targets and treats cancers that cannot be treated surgically by using heating, cooling or microwave energy to kill tumor cells. Patients benefit from low-risk complications and, in some cases, return home the same day.

New treatments and therapies for patients

Our participation in regional, national and international research networks helps our patients access colorectal cancer clinical trials.

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