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​​​​Overview of Colon Cancer

Colon and rectal cancer occurs when the cells in either the colon or rectum start to grow out of control. It usually begins as a polyp or growth of tissue. It is the third most common form of cancer for both men and women.

Read more information about colorectal cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Colon Cancer Treatment

If colon cancer is caught in the earliest stages, it is often very treatable. The dedicated team of experts at Baylor Scott & White Health is here for you. Any questions you may have about colorectal cancer, treatments or clinical trials can be answered by your doctor.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of colorectal cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for Colon Cancer Care

Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.

Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment Center​, located at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, is dedicated to providing advanced therapies, innovative research, minimally invasive treatments, and valuable reso​urces to patients affected by colorectal cancer.

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