Cancer Care Center

Locations

The Armes Family Cancer Care Center

15990 Medical Drive South
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Colon Cancer

Hearing that you have colorectal cancer is a scary and life-changing event, but the cancer care experts at Blanchard Valley Health System are here to help guide you through the process and help you make the best decisions for your individual needs. Colorectal cancer is a term used for cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers are usually referred to separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they originate. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in both men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable with treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Some people may require only one of these treatments, while others may need a combination of therapies.

Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

Education

BVHS Krames Staywell Colorectal Cancer Education 
This site leads to an extensive library of education regarding colorectal cancer and its treatment.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
General Information About Colon Cancer
National Guidelines for Patients with Colon Cancer
Stages of Colon Cancer
Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

 

Treatment Options

Colon Cancer Treatment
Colon Cancer Treatment by Stage
Rectal Cancer Treatment by Stage

Survivorship

During and after treatment

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