Colon & Rectal Cancers

Colon and Rectal Cancer Care in Brevard County

Colorectal cancer is a collective term used to describe cancer that begins in the colon or in the rectum. Depending on where they start, these cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

Were You Recently Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer?

If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer, you probably have many questions that need to be answered before making important decisions. Take time to learn about what you can expect during the treatment process, the types of doctors you'll visit, and common questions that many patients have as a part of understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis.

Specialists in Colorectal Cancer Are Closeby

Treatment for colon and rectal cancers may begin at a cancer center led by a medical oncologist. This is often the starting point, even before surgery is performed if needed.

For many cancer patients, a medical oncologist oversees the entire process of cancer treatment, acting as the lead physician for your team of medical professionals. Your oncologist will help you evaluate the options and assist in determining the best combination and timing for various types of cancer treatments.

The colorectal specialists at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard are experienced in the various aspects of colon cancer and rectal cancer treatment, including clinical research trials investigating new therapies and combinations of therapies. Make an appointment at one of our cancer centers located throughout the Space Coast, including Palm Bay, Melbourne, Merrit Island, and Rockledge, FL.

Radiation Oncologists Treating Colorectal Cancers