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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is malignant cells found in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum 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 and malignant 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.

Colorectal Cancer : What is the Colon

Members of our program are nationally recognized leaders in their specialties who also actively engage in research related to colorectal cancer. You may be eligible to participate in ongoing clinical and basic science research trials.

Meet Our Team

Brian Boulay, MD Digestive Disease
Vivek Chaudhry, MD Surgery
Herand Abcarian, MD Surgery
Sean Koppe, MD Hepatology
Anders Mellgren, MD Surgery
Johan Nordenstam, MD Surgery

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If you are new patient, please call 866.600.CARE

If you are existing patient, please call 312.996.7598


Outpatient Care Center
Liver & Gastroenterology Clinic
Suite 1B
1801 W. Taylor, Chicago IL 60612 (map)