About Colorectal Cancer
Approximately 5% of Americans will be affected by colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
Fortunately, when colorectal cancer is diagnosed early, the chance of having the cancer cured through a comprehensive cancer treatment program -which includes radiation therapy-is as high as 90%.
The successful treatment of colorectal cancer will generally require surgery, followed by a comprehensive radiation therapy program to ensure any remaining cancer cells are destroyed. However, in successfully treating colorectal cancer via radiation therapy, it is crucial that damage to healthy surrounding tissue is minimized.
The radiation oncologists at Rio Bravo Cancer Center rely on only the most advanced radiation therapies available to treat colorectal cancer. Utilizing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), our cancer specialists are able to deliver the higher doses necessary to kill colorectal cancer cells, with astonishing precision. That means that our expert team of oncologists, dosimetrists and physicists will customize a personal radiation treatment plan which will target your cancer only while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue.
When you’re seeking radiation therapy for the successful eradication of colorectal cancer, rest assured that Golden State Cancer Centers will provide you with the peace of mind that comes from the precision of our advanced radiation therapies.