Colorectal Cancer Program
Our colorectal cancer program provides elements of screening and early detection with state-of-the-art treatment options for patients with colon or rectal cancers.
Our program consists of:
- Fellowship trained colorectal surgeons and highly experienced general surgeons who are skilled at performing colorectal surgeries
- Interventional gastroenterologists who can help diagnose and stage cancers of the colon and rectum
- Board certified radiation oncologists
- Board certified medical oncologists
- Two convenient endoscopy locations (Gastonia and Belmont) offering screening and diagnostic colonoscopy
- Multi-disciplinary weekly tumor conferences
- State-of-the-art clinical trials
- Colorectal nurse navigators
- Oncology dietician
- Social work
- Ostomy support
If you're at average risk for colorectal cancer, start getting screen at age 50. If you're at higher risk, it's recommended that you start regular screening at an earlier age and be screened more often. If you're older than 75, speak to your doctor about continuing screening. The best time to get screened is before you have any symptoms.