Colorectal Cancer

 

Approximately 5 Percent of People in the U.S. Will Be Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer

It is the third most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women. With screening and early detection, it often can be cured with surgery. Knowing your family history is a key factor for understanding your risk.

If you or a loved one has colorectal cancer you need a team of specialists who not only care deeply for you, but are also able to offer the latest treatments.

The specialists at Nebraska Medicine are experts at screening, identifying tumors and aggressively treating even the most advanced cancer with the latest therapies, all while providing very personalized care.

Why Nebraska Medicine for Colorectal Cancer?

Be Seen By a Experts in Gastrointestinal Cancers

You will receive care and treatment from doctors with vast experience and expertise and expertise in treating your specific type of cancer. Your doctors are also part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, meaning they teach the next generation of health care professionals, and are constantly researching and writing about new cancer therapies and surgical techniques. 

We Successfully Handle a Lot of Colorectal Cancer Patients 

What you're facing is likely something we've seen numerous times, and will be confident knowing we can help you with.

A Team Approach

At Nebraska Medicine, you will have a full team of specialists who will create a customized and comprehensive cancer treatment plan specific to your case. Cancer specialists, gastroenterologists and pathologists as well as nurses, social workers and nutritionists will be meeting weekly to review your case. We draw on the experience of all of our team members to deliver the best possible care, and they regularly meet as a group to discuss your case, so everyone is in alignment, working on one plan to help you get well. 

Leading Edge Treatments

Your treatment plan will be customized based on your precise diagnosis and personal history. Patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine also have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which serves as both a treatment center and 24/7 urgent-care-type facility—a rare offering in the region.

Our doctors use the most advanced procedures to treat you, including: 

  • A variety of surgical procedures using laproscopic and robotic techniques to minimize scarring
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
  • Genetic testing, so we can increasingly detect hereditary cancers before you even have surgery
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), which is a highly concentrated form of radiation focused on a precise spot in order to avoid impacting the healthy cells around it  
  • Cytoreductive surgery (CRS)

We Take Extra Steps to Help You Feel Normal Again After Surgery 

As part of our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program, we strive to minimize the chances of something going wrong after surgery, as well as minimizing the use of pain killers (opioids) while helping you get over any nausea fast. In addition we take extra steps to make sure you understand what to expect in the days and hours leading up to and after the procedure. 

Patient Guides

U.S. News & World Report

We have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

Nebraska Medicine was recognized as a high-performing hospital in cancer in the 2011, 2016 and 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking. We were also recognized as a high-performing hospital in colon cancer surgery in the 2018 ranking. 

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Accreditations and Awards

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center+

Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results. Nebraska Medicine has received Blue Distinction in gastric and rectal cancer care.