Colorectal, Colon, and Rectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer, colon cancer, and rectal cancer are malignant cells found in the colon or rectum (both are parts of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system). Because colon cancer and rectal cancers have many features in common, they are sometimes referred to together as colorectal cancer. Cancerous tumors found in the colon or rectum also may spread to other parts of the body.
The Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program at UI Health treats benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancer) conditions, performs routine screening examinations and surgically treats problems involving of the colon, rectum, anus and small bowel when necessary. We offer state of the art, efficient, and comprehensive clinical services for patients with colon and rectal cancer. Patients diagnosed with early to advanced colorectal cancer can rest assured they are receiving the best and most integrated care available.
Members of our colon cancer program are nationally recognized leaders in their specialties who also actively engage in research related to colorectal, colon, and rectum cancers. You may be eligible to participate in ongoing clinical and basic science research trials.
Meet Our Team
If you are a new patient, please call 866.600.CARE. If you are existing patient, please call 312.996.7598