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If you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the experienced team at the Jefferson Colon and Rectal Cancer Center in Philadelphia can carefully guide you through available treatment options that address all your medical, emotional and spiritual needs.

You will have the combined expertise of Jefferson colorectal surgeons, medical oncologists, surgical pathologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists and radiologists. Your medical team will conduct a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the size of the tumor, its location and the progression of your cancer. Our physicians may also determine if you are eligible to receive experimental treatments through clinical trials conducted at Jefferson on an ongoing basis.

While colorectal cancer has been found to be one of the most common internal cancers affecting both men and women, through early detection, this type of cancer is highly curable. The best way to prevent colon cancer is to be properly screened. With proper screening, polyps that may become cancerous can be removed. And when colon cancer does occur, it can often be cured when detected very early.