Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States, but it's also one of the most preventable cancers through early detection with colonoscopy screenings. If caught early, colon cancer is highly curable.
Fear is the No. 1 reason people put off scheduling a routine colonoscopy. HonorHealth's team of caring physicians, nurses and medical personnel encourage you to schedule this important screening — one that could save your life.
If colon cancer is detected, the type of treatment your doctor recommends will depend largely on the stage of your cancer. The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers a full spectrum of treatment options, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows the removal of a cancer mass or polyp in the rectum that may otherwise require a major abdominal surgery.
For more information about colon cancer and treatment options available at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center or call a cancer care coordinator at 480-323-1255.