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 Experts in Gastrointestinal Cancers

You will receive care and treatment from doctors with vast experience 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 new cancer therapies. 

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.

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 and cutting edge treatments including:


Patient Guides

Clinical Trials

Many of our specialists are very involved in research to find new treatments and cures for colon cancer. This affords our doctors the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials, giving you early access to some of the most promising and breakthrough therapies, providing you the best possible outcomes. See what colon cancer clinical trials are currently underway.

Addressing Your Personal Care Needs

Addressing a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are important aspects of providing a more complete and holistic approach to care. A host of amenities and supportive services are available to help meet these needs. This includes personal care services such as wigs, wig fittings, prosthetic and bra fittings, yoga, massage therapy, skin care and make-up lessons specifically geared for people with or recovering from cancer are also provided in a private setting.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Nebraska Medicine offers a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.

We're Here for you Long After Your Treatment

Our Survivorship Clinic is designed to help you deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can leave behind such as fear of recurrence, physical and medical long-term side effects and helping you return to a normal life again. It will also help you transition back into the care of your primary care physician.

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.

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.