Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 100,000 cases of colon cancer and more than 40,000 cases of rectal cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2009. For many patients, treatment for these cancers involves large surgeries and intense therapy regimens that may significantly affect quality of life.
At the Siteman Cancer Center, our doctors treat more than 500 colorectal cancer patients annually, offering innovative techniques and therapies that lessen the impact of the disease. Washington University physicians and researchers at Siteman are leading the way in making colon and rectal cancer preventable, treatable and curable.
Read about colon cancer and rectal cancer, including information about treatment and staging.
Meet patients who faced colorectal cancer with help from Siteman physicians and staff.
Colon and Rectal Cancer Podcasts
Listen to Siteman physicians discuss colonoscopy and advances in treatment.
Learn about Siteman doctors who treat colon and rectal cancer.
Know Your Risk
Complete a colon cancer risk assessment.