Contact a colorectal patient navigator:
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and it is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers for both men and women in the United States. It is more common in people over the age of 40. Colorectal cancer screening at regular intervals is crucial in order to detect and remove precancerous cells and prevent the disease before it starts.
Your Team of Specialists Focuses on You & Your Treatment
Peter Turk, MD
(pictured at left), is the medical director of our multidisciplinary gastrointestinal cancer program, leading a team of experts who will customize your cancer care based on your individual case. Members of our gastrointestinal cancer team include experts from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, nutrition
, patient navigation
, clinical research
, genetic counseling
, psychosocial support services
and symptom management
Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic
Our Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic
provides you with a unique opportunity to receive a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis. Our team of specialists will review your case together and discuss treatment options for your cancer. From there, you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan recommendation.
Cancer Patient Navigators Help You through Your Treatment
Our cancer patient navigators
are your first line of support as you undergo treatment. These nurses have specialized training in cancer and are here to help you and your family every step of the way. Their services are available to any cancer patient, regardless of diagnosis.
Specialized Care for Inpatient Treatment
Should your treatment require an overnight stay, the inpatient oncology unit
located on the seventh floor of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte will provide you with the expert care, support and amenities you need
Clinical Trials Offer Treatments Not Widely Available
Novant Health Cancer Center participates in national and international clinical research trials
, allowing our patients to have an opportunity to receive cancer treatment not widely available. Check out our current list of clinical trials available for colorectal cancer patients. »
Cancer Support for You & Your Family
Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
offers a colon cancer support group sponsored by Get Your Rear in Gear. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Patients and families can also benefit from other support services offered at Buddy Kemp, including counseling, support groups, case management, educational seminars and a lending boutique.
Symptom Management to Improve Your Quality of Life
At Novant Health, part of treating your cancer is helping you manage the physical side effects of the disease and its treatment. Novant Health Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness
offers nutrition counseling
and exercise programs
led by specially trained cancer experts to improve symptoms during treatment or recovery.
With certain cancers, such as colon cancer, family history is an important indicator in determining your chance of developing the disease. With our cancer genetic counseling program,
you can work with a genetic counselor to learn how your family history may influence your risk for cancer. Based on the assessment, genetic testing options may be further discussed with you.