Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer survival rates

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) 341-1653.

Rectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Screening

We have an exceptional record for prevention and screening of colon cancer. Our skilled gastroenterologists 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 surgical team has the highest rates of sphincter preservation in patients with rectal cancer in the Pacific Northwest.

Access to New Therapies

Patients may join national research studies that help identify the best approaches to treatment. These studies give Virginia Mason patients access to colon cancer care not yet available to the general public.

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.

Patient Centered

Our emphasis on cancer wellness and rehabilitation enhances quality of life. Patient education supports you in making informed decisions about your care preferences.