If you are diagnosed with cancer or a pre-cancerous condition, NCH offers the latest and most effective treatments available to give you an excellent chance of recovery.
Surgery is the primary treatment for colorectal cancer. NCH’s board-certified surgeons provide a full range of specialized care. Minimally invasive treatment of superficial gastrointestinal cancers also is available.
Da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to use robotic arms and precise 3-D imaging with up to 10x magnification in performing complex operations through tiny incisions. That means a high degree of accuracy with almost no scarring.
External beam radiation therapy is a common treatment for colorectal cancer. The tumor volume is planned by using 3-D technique ensuring precise treatment.
Chemotherapy medication is delivered orally or through an IV. It affects both normal tissue and the cancer cells, so patients may experience side effects, such as severe nausea and vomiting, infections, fatigue and weight loss. Chemotherapy is often given in combination with other types of cancer treatment.