Colorectal Cancer Treatments

At Henry Ford Health, we draw on a wide range of therapies to design the most effective colorectal cancer treatment plan for your needs. We specialize in safe, evidence-based techniques that avoid damage to healthy tissue and minimize side effects. Together, we help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Why choose Henry Ford for colorectal cancer treatment?

As one of the oldest and most respected colorectal cancer programs in Michigan, we offer several unique advantages:

  • Collaborative care: Surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and nurses meet regularly at our tumor boards. This team of colorectal medicine specialists discusses your treatment options and makes the best care plan for you.
  • Sphincter-sparing colorectal surgery: We specialize in minimally invasive procedures that preserve bowel function. Our expertise with sphincter-sparing techniques means most people won’t need a permanent colostomy after surgery. Your quality of life is our top priority.
  • Treatment for advanced colorectal cancer: We routinely care for late-stage colorectal cancer. We offer combination colorectal, lung and liver surgeries, as well as the newest drugs for metastatic colon and rectal diseases. These treatments can ease symptoms and help people live longer.
  • Colorectal cancer clinical trials: At Henry Ford, our wide range of colorectal cancer clinical trials  gives you access to treatments not widely available. Our research means we’re often the first in Michigan to test the newest drugs and surgical techniques.

Our personalized approach to colorectal cancer treatment

Colorectal cancer treatment shouldn’t put your life on hold. We consider your age, lifestyle and goals when designing a care plan. Our experts draw on several therapies to meet your medical needs and personal preferences.

Surgery for colorectal cancer

We specialize in minimally invasive procedures for colorectal cancer using laparoscopic, robotic or transanal approaches. Henry Ford was among the first programs in Michigan to perform robotic colorectal surgery. Minimally invasive techniques help you recover faster, with less pain and fewer side effects. Learn more about colorectal cancer surgery.

Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

Our medical oncologists tailor chemotherapy to the type and stage of cancer you have. They stay up to date on the most effective combinations of chemotherapy and other treatments for people with advanced or hard-to-treat cancer. Learn more about chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.

Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer

We use the safest and most precise techniques, such as image-guided radiation therapy, to target the tumor and prevent damage to surrounding tissues. Radiation oncologists focus on reducing the risk of bowel, urinary or sexual dysfunction. Learn more about radiation oncology for colorectal cancer.

  

Targeted and immunotherapies for colorectal cancer

We may recommend targeted therapies or immunotherapies for people with advanced colorectal cancer. Targeted therapies work on specific molecules in cancer cells. Immunotherapies help a person’s immune system fight cancer. Learn more about targeted and immunotherapies for colorectal cancer.

Take the next step

Contact the colorectal cancer care team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167 or request an appointment online.
HIPEC: Treating metastatic cancers

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is heated chemotherapy that is administered after tumor-removing surgery to treat cancers that spread to the lining of the abdomen.

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Understanding and Treating Neuropathy

Certain chemotherapies can cause inflammation or directly damage the nerves, causing neuropathy. Neuropathy, which causes pain, tingling, burning or numbness in the hands and feet can be especially difficult to deal with.

Newly diagnosed?

Contact the cancer team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167.

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