Colorectal cancer refers to cancers affecting the lower part of the digestive system including the anus, colon or rectum. Taken together, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. UVA Cancer Center offers a dedicated team and support resources for patients with these types of cancers. Additionally, because colorectal cancer can be prevented, UVA offers screening and other information for patients who may be at risk.
At UVA, we’re ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received the highest possible performance rating for all nine common conditions and procedures reviewed, including colon cancer surgery.
At UVA, our team of colon cancer experts provide the latest treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
We can remove tumors with laparoscopic surgical techniques, which means smaller incisions, reduced pain and a faster recovery. Recent treatment advances are making surgical cure possible for more and more patients — even those with advanced-stage cancers.
We also offer:
- The only anal clinic in the region, which means we can diagnose and treat at a level most places can't
- A genetic counseling clinic to help us determine your risk for cancer and other inherited diseases
- Leading-edge for patients with colorectal cancer
- Colorectal Cancer Screening