Changes in your bowel habits, abdominal discomfort and rectal bleeding are all potential signs of colorectal cancer—the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Gastroenterologists and cancer specialists in the Sutter Health network use the latest and most reliable technology available to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer, including endorectal ultrasound, endocavity radiation therapy and radioembolization.
Other diagnostic procedures offered are:
- fecal occult blood tests
- stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
Ensuring you are comfortable and have the support you need while dealing with a colon cancer diagnosis is one of our top priorities. In addition to diagnostic and treatment services, we offer support programs, such as financial and nutritional counseling. Doctors also provide pain management and palliative care to help keep you as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Our cancer centers throughout Northern California have all earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons for providing comprehensive care, from surgery and radiation to education and support groups. Across the network, our hospitals have been named top performers by the Integrated Healthcare Association for high colon cancer screening rates that lead to early cancer detection and better patient outcomes.