Discovering and Delivering Compassionate, Coordinated Care
Colon, or colorectal, cancer starts in the colon (large intestine) or the rectum (end of the colon). Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Early diagnosis often leads to a complete cure.
If you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you can count on us for the most advanced diagnostic services and care — all provided by highly trained specialists in a private and comfortable environment.
Our colorectal surgeons work with specialists throughout our system to evaluate warning signs and early colorectal cancer symptoms. This approach to excellence allows us to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions promptly.
When appropriate for patients, our surgeons perform minimally invasive colorectal cancer surgery. Our latest advances
in procedures use cutting-edge robotic colorectal resections and single-port colon resections, which require smaller incisions. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery often experience less pain and quicker recoveries. This includes the use of the daVinci S robotic surgery system
Ambulatory Care Center
To match the world-class care provided for you, many outpatient cancer care services are located in our Ambulatory Care Center, which offers:
- Spacious and comfortable waiting, treatment and exam rooms
- Private and semi-private infusion rooms
- Quiet contemplative space
- Beautiful views of Lake Quinsigamond
A System Approach
Cancer care is also provided at UMass Memorial Health Care community hospitals: