Colorectal cancer – the presence of abnormal cells in the colon or rectum – is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world.
At USC Norris Cancer Hospital, patients with colorectal cancer are treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts including:
- Colorectal surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Enterostomal therapists
- Nurse specialists
In consultation with the patient and referring physicians, the appropriate treatment plan for eradication and management of cancer is discussed and planned. Based on individual cases, thanks to its standing as a premier academic medical center, treatment plans offered at USC may include participation in clinical trials that include some of the latest advances in chemotherapeutic agents.
In addition, our physicians and specialists are faculty members of the renowned Keck School of Medicine of USC. This means our patients may have access to new and promising treatments that may not be available at other hospitals.