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You should make an appointment with a colon cancer doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of colon cancer or if a routine screening test indicates the presence of precancerous or cancerous polyps. When colon cancer is detected in its early stages, patients have more treatment options available to them, increasing their chances of achieving a favorable outcome and an improved quality of life.

What doctor do you see for colon cancer?

There are a variety of specialists involved in colon cancer treatment, and the types of doctors you have depend on your treatment plan. You may see a:

  • Gastroenterologist, who will handle diagnosis and staging of your colon cancer and may provide follow-up testing during your treatment
  • Surgical oncologist and/or a colorectal surgeon, if surgery is part of your treatment plan
  • Radiation oncologist, if you are undergoing radiation therapy
  • Medical oncologist, if chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy is included in your treatment

You may also have other supportive care professionals involved in your treatment, such as a psychologist, nutritionist and social worker. All of these colon cancer doctors will work together to provide you with comprehensive care.

The colon cancer doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center

Patients seeking a follow up appointment for their abnormal colon cancer screening test, or those looking for a colon cancer doctor to provide them with a second opinion regarding their treatment options, can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, and as such, our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program comprises a number of medical experts who have unparalleled experience in treating even the rarest forms of colon cancer.

At Moffitt, every new patient’s case is reviewed by our tumor board, a multispecialty team of experts who specialize in the treatment of colon cancer. These professionals use their combined knowledge and experience to develop an individualized treatment plan that will most effectively fight the patient’s unique cancer. Some of the members of this skilled team include:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists

While seeking treatment from a colon cancer doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center, patients also have the opportunity to benefit from our robust clinical trials program. In recognition of our dedication to the advancement of colon cancer research and treatment, we have been named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we give patients the opportunity to benefit from new, leading-edge therapies as soon as they become available.

To discuss your treatment options with an experienced colon cancer doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. A referral is not required to schedule an appointment at Moffitt.

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