Creating an Individualized Colon Cancer Treatment Plan
Our board-certified oncologists focus their expertise and experience on treating your colon cancer. The comprehensive care you receive is designed to provide you with the most-efficient, least-invasive treatment, while making sure that you maintain the best possible quality of life.
To learn more about the available treatments for colon cancer, contact our Cancer Care team at 740-687-6900.
The most common treatment options are surgical procedures to remove any diseased polyp, any of the infected tissue, the infected part of the organ, or all of the organ.
In advanced stages of colon cancer, chemoembolization may be performed. Chemoembolization is a procedure in which the blood supply to a tumor is blocked after anticancer drugs are given in blood vessels near the tumor. This procedure allows a higher amount of the prescribed drug to reach the tumor for a longer period of time, which may kill more cancer cells.
Radiation therapy is another option for advanced cases of colon cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA. The radiation used for cancer treatment may come from a machine outside the body, or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near tumor cells or injected into the bloodstream.