We are embracing the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, and a cause of considerable suffering among more than 135,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. However, colorectal cancer can be detected early at a curable stage, and it can be prevented through the detection and removal of precancerous polyps.
Mohawk Valley Health System stands united in the belief that we can eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. We have screening technologies that work, the national capacity to apply these technologies, and effective local models for delivering the continuum of care in a more organized fashion. Equal access to care is everyone’s responsibility. We share a commitment to eliminating disparities in access to care. As such, our organizations will work to empower communities, patients, providers, community health centers, health systems, employers and others to embrace these models and develop the partnerships needed to deliver coordinated, quality colorectal cancer screening and follow up care that engages the patient and empowers them to complete needed care from screening through treatment and long-term follow-up.
Diagnosis and Care
A diagnosis of colon cancer or rectal cancer can be both frightening and confusing. What’s the next step? Do you have surgery and treatment options? Where can you turn for help? That’s where the Cancer Center comes in. We provide comprehensive cancer services for those who have been diagnosed with any stage of cancer of the colon or rectum, or for those who worry they may have colorectal cancer symptoms. We want to take some of the fear out of your journey, and we offer understandable, practical advice that can help you navigate your diagnosis and receive the colon cancer treatment you need.
When you choose the Cancer Center, you’ll receive the cancer support you need.
At the Cancer Center, we care for our patients – body, mind and spirit. Colon cancer patients benefit from our weekly multi-disciplinary team review of their diagnosis and treatment options before making any decisions about their cancer care. We help empower people to make informed decisions about their cancer care. Services we provide to colon cancer patients include:
- Colon Cancer Support Group
- Symptom Management
- Counseling and Support Services
- Colon Cancer Clinical Trials
- Research through the Consumer Health Library
We can help you understand all of your colon cancer treatment options.
When you work with us, you’ll have access to some of the area’s best nurses, physicians, surgeons and radiologists, who all want to help you understand the various treatment options available. From your diagnosis through surgery and treatment, our dedicated, caring staff is truly here for you, every step of the way. The colon cancer treatment options we offer include:
- Additional diagnostic imaging, when needed
- Radiation Therapy
- Post-Treatment Follow-Up
You don’t have to face your colon cancer diagnosis alone. Let the Cancer Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare provide you with the coordinated care you need, so you and your family can focus on getting well.
To learn more, please call us at (315) 624-HOPE or ask your doctor for a referral. We are here for you, and we care – body, mind and spirit.