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Cáncer de colon


 

 

What is colon cancer?

Colon and rectal cancer occurs when the cells in either the colon or rectum start to grow out of control. It usually begins as a polyp or growth of tissue. Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer for both men and women.

 

Reduce your risk of getting colon cancer

There are actions you can take to decrease your risk for getting colon cancer. In this video, gastroenterologist Dr. Suvin Banker talks about how small changes in your lifestyle can lessen your colon cancer risk and improve your overall health.

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Diagnosis

Find a gastroenterologist or a colorectal specialist for a colonoscopy

Colon cancer treatment

If colon cancer is caught in the earliest stages, it is often very treatable. The dedicated team of experts at Baylor Scott & White Health is here for you. Any questions you may have about colorectal cancer treatments or clinical trials can be answered by your doctor.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of colorectal cancer, and personal preferences.

 

Treatment options may include:

  • Surgery​
    • Laparoscopy
    • Polypectomy
    • Local excision
    • Resection
  • Quimioterapia
  • Terapia de radiación
  • El manejo del dolor
  • Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Locations for care
Dallas

Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment Center​, located at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is dedicated to providing advanced therapies, innovative research, minimally invasive treatments and valuable reso​urces to patients affected by colorectal cancer.

Templo

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.​

Support groups and educational programs

Sometimes it helps to talk with others about your cancer journey. Several of our locations offer cancer-specific support groups and educational programs to provide a place to meet others with similar diagnoses. ​
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