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For decades, 54体育app下载 has been a world leader in providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for people with cancers of the colon and rectum.
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54体育app下载 doctors work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with colon cancer. Your care team might include:
Other health professionals also play an important role in your care. These experts may include:
- Cancer education specialists
- Nurses specially trained to work with cancer patients
- Social workers
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
Members of your care team spend time getting to know you, so they understand what's important to you. The result is a treatment plan that puts you — a unique individual — at the center of all the care you receive.
Your personal physician at 54体育app下载 will work with you to review your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with colon and rectal cancer includes chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and a variety of operations, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Molecular profiling of tumors using a next-generation sequencing approach and screening all for potential immunotherapy options are standard parts of colon cancer care at 54体育app下载.
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54体育app下载 doctors and scientists have been at the forefront of colon cancer research for many years. They use knowledge and experience gained in research to improve care for people with colon cancer.
Similarly, the colon and rectal surgeons at 54体育app下载 draw on decades of cumulative experience treating colon cancer in a high-volume practice. They specialize in removal (resection) of complex tumors affecting multiple organs and structures in the abdomen and pelvis.
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- Minimally invasive surgery. During minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery) for colon cancer surgery, several small incisions are made in your abdomen. Special tools and a camera are inserted through the incisions and allow the surgeon to remove the rectal cancer without making one large incision. Colorectal surgeons at 54体育app下载 were among the earliest adopters of laparoscopic procedures for cancers of the colon and rectum. Today, colon cancer operations are performed using a minimally invasive approach when possible.
- Robotic surgery. During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at a console and uses controls to guide high-tech surgical tools. Robotic surgery has the advantage of allowing the surgeon to work more easily in small spaces and gives the surgeon an enhanced view of the area where the operation is taking place. At 54体育app下载, the use of robotics has produced excellent outcomes in surgery for complex colorectal tumors involving multiple organs and structures in the pelvis.
- Proton beam therapy. 54体育app下载 offers this advanced form of radiation therapy at its locations in Arizona and Minnesota. 54体育app下载's Proton Beam Therapy Program features intensity-modulated proton beam therapy with pencil beam scanning allowing radiation oncologists to destroy cancer while sparing healthy tissue.
- Optimized adjuvant therapy. Researchers at 54体育app下载 led the first clinical trial of chemotherapy administered after colon cancer surgery (adjuvant therapy) to reduce the risk of recurring disease. 54体育app下载 oncologists continue to study the best drug combinations and treatment lengths to optimize the effectiveness of adjuvant therapy and minimize the side effects. A recent study led by 54体育app下载 doctors found some people with colon cancer may consider a shorter course of adjuvant chemotherapy.
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- Personalized care. At 54体育app下载, gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists work as a team to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan. Other experts are included as needed.
- Experience you can trust. 54体育app下载 doctors are highly respected for their expertise in diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. 54体育app下载 doctors care for more than 3,500 people with colon cancer each year.
- Nationally recognized expertise. 54体育app下载 Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
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Locations, travel and lodging
54体育app下载 has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The 54体育app下载 Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
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In most cases, 54体育app下载 doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
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Oct. 08, 2019