Colon cancer

Access excellent colon cancer care at Community Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Your doctors focus not only on preventing and treating the disease, but also on caring for your whole self — so you have a healthier, happier quality of life.

Screening and detection

Cancer care is most effective when the disease is caught early. Ask your doctor about the right prevention and screening services based on your personal and family health history.

Diagnosing colon cancer

Your doctor may order tests to diagnose cancer or another colon condition if:

  • Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or another imaging test shows polyps (lumps) in your intestines
  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or fecal occult blood test (FOBT) shows blood in your stool (poop)
  • You have colon cancer symptoms — such as very dark stools, long-lasting constipation or diarrhea, or the feeling you’re not able to fully empty your bowels

During a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, your doctor can remove polyps and send them to a lab to check for cancer.

Treating colon cancer

If you’re diagnosed with colon cancer, trust your doctors to create an individualized care plan for your specific needs. At Montage Health, you’ll have access to the full spectrum of treatment options, including:

Team approach to fighting cancer

You’ll be in the hands of an experienced team of not only cancer doctors, but also medical professionals from other specialties, such as your gastroenterologist (digestive system doctor). Together, they’ll discuss your progress and treatment options, so you receive all the care you need to get better.

Support and survivorship

Every step of your cancer journey, take advantage of patient and caregiver resources that can help you navigate treatment decisions and reduce stress. You’ll find support from cancer professionals and your peers, so you can focus on getting better.

During and after treatment, survivorship services will help you stay well, reduce the risk of cancer coming back, and live your longest, healthiest life.

Ask for a referral

You’ll need a referral from your doctor to schedule a cancer care appointment at Montage Health’s Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Contact us at (831) 625-4753 if you have questions or need help.

Awards of Excellence

The Commission on Cancer is the accrediting body for Cancer Centers in the US with programs undergoing rigorous assessment every three years.

In addition, those programs which exceed a series of higher standards pertaining to the quality of patient care are awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, given to less that 20% of cancer programs. Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has repeatedly achieved this landmark.

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