Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer killer, but it’s also one of the most preventable cancers when caught early. 

At Tucson Medical Center, our team specialists is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. We will work with you to decide on the best possible treatment plan with a full range of options including chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and minimally invasive surgery.

Are you at risk?

There is no single cause of colon cancer. Most colon cancers begin as benign polyps, which slowly develop into cancer. The best way to find polyps in their earliest and most treatable stage is through a colonoscopy. Having a screening colonoscopy done by a physician is important to make sure that your procedure is done thoroughly and safely.

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Nurse Navigator

If you are diagnosed with colon cancer, you will be paired with a nurse navigator. The navigator helps ease stress by providing practical and emotional support for patients and their family members from the point of a suspicious finding through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

A colorectal nurse navigator:

  • Helps patients navigate the health care system
  • Provides education and resources
  • Provides one-on-one consultations to help patients and family members better understand the diagnosis and treatment options
  • Helps patients gather information
  • Coordinates care and appointments for quicker treatment
  • Identifies and provides assistance to overcome barriers to cancer care, such as finances, transportation, language, culture, communication or fear
  • Links patients, caregivers and families to community resources to address specific needs during cancer treatment
  • Leads and facilitates support groups