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.
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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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: