Centura Health has more experts in more places throughout the region. Start your health journey by finding the right one for you.
Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.
Almost all colon cancer starts in glands in the lining of the colon and rectum. When doctors talk about colorectal cancer, this is usually what they are talking about. There is no single cause of colon cancer. Nearly all colon cancers begin as noncancerous (benign) polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.
Learn more about
colon and rectal cancer.
The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.
Our Gastrointestinal Nurse navigator:
Teresa Labovich (719) 776-5954
The following physicians are part of the Penrose Cancer
Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved
with gastrointestinal cancers. This also includes our expert
radiologists and pathologists.
Did you know?
Our search tools require a zip code to match the location nearest you.