Colon Cancer Treatment Options
At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, your colon and rectal cancer team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, genetic counselors, pathologists and interventional radiologists as well as nurses and social workers who specialize in working with cancer patients. Our team meets weekly to discuss all our colon and rectal cancer patients and create individualized treatment plans for each patient.
We offer a variety of treatment options for colon and rectal cancer. These include:
- Preventative screening
- Radiation therapy
- Genetic risk assessment
Our colon and rectal cancer doctors are fellowship trained and have extensive knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment and cure of colon and rectal cancer.
Our medical oncologists are board certified and work with your entire treatment team to provide medication and clinical trials as one of your treatment options.
Our team includes community medical oncologists who have a special interest in colon and rectal cancer. These doctors have clinics throughout the Portland Metro area, giving patients the option to stay within their community for treatment.
Surgery remains the cornerstone of treatment to cure colon and rectal cancer.
Among the best doctors in this field, our surgeons work together with of the rest of the cancer team to develop the appropriate treatment for you. At OHSU, you will receive individualized treatment and care.