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Colon Cancer

MedStar’s Colorectal Cancer Team
Colorectal Cancer Team

It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re committed to helping you prevent colon cancer through routine screening because when found early, colon cancer is 90% curable.

From prevention and screening to diagnosis to treatment, we use advanced technology to understand what’s going on with your disease. This allows our team of experts to design a precise treatment plan to eliminate your cancer and prevent it from returning.

For a physician referral, call us at 877-715-HOPE.

Also known as colorectal cancer when grouped with rectal cancer, colon cancer begins as a mass of cells, or tumor, that develops in the colon. The colon is part of the digestive system where it absorbs food and water and stores waste.

More than 130,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this cancer every year. Many times, people don’t know they have this cancer because there are no symptoms in early stages. When symptoms do appear, it can be more difficult to cure than when it’s found early through routine screening.

With routine screening via colonoscopy, your doctor can remove or treat precancerous growths and identify cancer early when it’s easier to cure.

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Personalized Care at MedStar Health

From colon cancer prevention through routine colonoscopies to accurate diagnoses and innovative treatment, our colon cancer experts are dedicated to providing personalized care and support for your unique needs.

Here you’ll find:

  • A multidisciplinary team of experts, including surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists, as well as radiologists, gastrointestinal specialists, therapists, nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, and financial counselors who work together to design a comprehensive treatment plan personalized to your needs
  • Advanced technology to help ensure an accurate diagnosis and clear understanding of the staging of your tumor (e.g. the depth, size, and thickness)
  • Groundbreaking treatment options based on the latest research and innovative clinical trials that may not be available elsewhere
  • A thorough approach focused on eliminating your colon cancer and minimizing side effects, while also preventing it from coming back in the future

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Success Story

At 37 years old, Baltimore resident Stephanie Brummitt was an unlikely candidate for colon cancer. Yet, she found herself with severe flu-like symptoms and in the emergency room at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Find out how she was diagnosed and began treatment on the same day.

Read Stephanie’s story.

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877-715-HOPE

Our Locations

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

MedStar Harbor Hospital
The Cancer Center
3001 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

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