Colon Cancer Care at Virginia Mason
There is no better place for the screening and treatment of colon cancer than Virginia Mason’s Cancer Institute. Our team of expert caregivers includes medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and nurses who work together to personalize your care, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The team will answer your questions and provide the detailed information and guidance you need so that you can make the most informed choices about your care.
To learn more about colon cancer care at Virginia Mason or to make an appointment, please call (206) 341-1200.
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Colon Cancer Screening
We have an exceptional record for prevention and screening of colon cancer. Our skilled gastroenterologists and surgeons within the Digestive Disease Institute perform almost 6,000 screening colonoscopies each year with a high rate of polyp and cancerous tissue detection.
Innovative Approach to Colon Cancer Treatment
Virginia Mason is a leader in state-of-the-art treatment options in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Our colorectal surgeons are well trained in minimally invasive laproscopy, robotic and trans-anal techniques so that patients can recover quickly and preserve vital bodily functions.
Virginia Mason is a leading cancer clinical trial site, offering more than 60 cancer-related clinical trials each year, including studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored drug trials. Patients benefit from Virginia Mason's Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), a world-renowned research institution that is looking at the causes and cures of autoimmune diseases, and is making those discoveries available to patients through translational (bench to bedside) medicine. BRI cancer trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality-of-life and symptom management trials. Learn more about our current colon cancer clinical trials.
Prompt Access to Our Services
New patients often see a physician the same day they call, allowing therapy to begin almost immediately. Care before and after surgery is specifically designed to rapidly restore health and get patients back to normal activity as soon as possible.