Colon Cancer Treatment Provided at Tampa General Hospital
The colon cancer treatment options offered by Tampa General Hospital are comprehensive in scope and can be combined to suit the specific needs of a particular patient. Our individualized approach to care takes into account the type and stage of a tumor, as well as the patient’s overall health and other conditions. This approach improves the effectiveness of our personalized treatment plans.
In many cases, surgery is a recommended treatment for colon cancer. Surgery can remove the cancerous tissue directly, and is especially effective for early stage cancers, although it may still be complemented by chemotherapy and targeted drug treatment to ensure that all abnormal cells are destroyed. At Tampa General, our skilled team of physicians and surgeons has the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat all kinds of colon cancer, including larger polyps or tumors.
Some of the surgical colon cancer treatment approaches we offer include:
- Polypectomy – The surgical removal of precancerous polyps from the colon.
- Oncologic resection – The removal of tissue surrounding a tumor, typically performed at the same times as tumor excision, in order to diminish the chances of the cancer surviving the surgery
We try to minimize the side effects of these surgeries by using minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotically assisted approaches whenever possible. One of the reasons that our surgeons are able to perform these highly technical procedures is their experience in the field.
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