Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. The good news is, some colorectal cancers are preventable, and those that are detected early have a high cure rate. That's why Mount Carmel emphasizes the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer and offers advanced means of treating it.
Through regular screening colonoscopies, small growths in the colon can be removed before they become cancerous. Mount Carmel makes the screening process easier with our Colon Health Program. We get the appropriate physician referrals to schedule your screening, explain the procedure and answer your questions, help get over any payment hurdles, and get you the top-flight screening you need.
If you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, we offer advanced treatments not only treat the disease but also to preserve your ability to have a normal life in recovery. Our surgeons, oncologists and radiologists use techniques that help to preserve bladder, bowel and sexual function and limit permanent colostomies.
We also have support professionals and programs in place, including our expert Oncology Nurse Navigators, to walk you through each step of the treatment, recovery and survivorship processes with intelligence and compassion.
Mount Carmel has a comprehensive Cancer Risk Program as well with an expert medical team to help you better understand your family history and give you reassurance and additional understanding about colorectal cancer.
Donations to the Colon Health Program are accepted through the Mount Carmel Foundation. If you would like to make a donation, click here. Be sure to select Colon Health Program from the drop down list when prompted about what you would like your gift to benefit.
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Guide for Healthful Eating
Cancer Care Booklet
Colorectal Cancer Booklet
Radiation Therapy Booklet
Radiation Therapy Information Sheet
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Surgery - Preventing Infection
Protect Your Lungs Before and After Surgery
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