Our University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care team of physicians and care providers treats all forms of colon and rectal cancers. We provide a wide range of options for the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer, including laparoscopic, robotic and reconstruction surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy for patients with a range of medical needs.
Patients—who may have thought their treatment options were exhausted—may have access to new, experimental treatments through clinical trials.
Importance of early detection
Early detection is important and screening tests can help detect colon polyps before they become cancerous. The American Cancer Society recommends men and women begin colorectal screening at age 50. M Health Cancer Care partners with some of the region's most respected providers in colorectal screening. You should discuss with your healthcare provider the advantages of the different screening tests and how often they should be performed. If you have a parent or a sibling who has had colon cancer or polyps, your healthcare provider may want to screen you at an earlier age and more often.