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According to the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined in the United States. Colon cancer rates are significantly higher in Nebraska than the national average, with a 42.9% case rate versus the United States’ 38% rate. Over 90% of new diagnosed colon cancer and deaths from colon cancer occur in people 50 or older. However, colon cancer does not discriminate and can happen to men and women at any age.
Screening for colorectal cancer helps prevent this disease. Screening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths), so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening also finds colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.
Colon Cancer Treatment at Regional West
We have the experience. At Regional West Medical Center, our experienced oncology team offers advanced diagnostics, comprehensive screening, and state-of-the-art treatment services. In addition, patients who required radiation therapy as part of their treatment for colorectal cancer were able to receive therapy here at Regional West.
The Colon Cancer Patient Care Team: A Collaborative, Team Approach
Combining personalized care with the most technologically advanced cancer treatment in the region, our physicians and staff are committed to offering best practices and compassionate care to cancer patients in western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado.
Online Colon Cancer Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm
- Colon Cancer Today www.coloncancertoday.com
- Colon Cancer Alliance www.ccalliance.org
- Healthline www.healthline.com/channel/colorectal-cancer.html
- United Ostomy Association www.uoa.org