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A man talks to his doctor about colorectal cancer

Any cancer that develops in the colon or rectum can be referred to as colorectal cancer. The conditions can also be referred to as "colon cancer" and "rectal cancer" depending on where the cancer originated. Colorectal cancer often develops slowly starting as a non-cancerous polyp.

Choosing a Colorectal Cancer Specialist in Florida

Around 1 in 23 women and 1 in 21 men in the United States will develop colorectal cancer at some point in their lives. If you’ve been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you’ll understandably want to put your trust in the best specialists with the most experience in Florida.

Experience and Expertise

As a high-volume cancer center, the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center treats hundreds of colorectal cancer patients. With unmatched expertise, our colorectal specialists collaborate on every case so that each patient is provided an individualized treatment plan. This multispecialty team include:  

  • Surgical oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Supportive care specialists

Our collaborative approach and extensive research efforts have earned us the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we are the only such cancer center to be based in Florida.

Treatment Options

When selecting a provider it’s important to know what treatments are available. Strategies for treatment vary based on the placement and stage of cancer, but typically the treatment of colorectal cancer often begins with surgery which may be combined with chemotherapy and radiation.

The cancer experts at Moffitt are always looking for ways to improve the standard of care and enhance the quality of life for patients. In addition to standard treatment options, we offer a robust portfolio of clinical trials and research new treatment options like immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

Why Turn To Moffitt?

In addition to our experience, expertise and various treatment options, Florida residents who are looking for a colorectal cancer center are encouraged to come to Moffitt because we take a patient and family-center approach to cancer care. 

Patient and Family-Centered Care

At Moffitt, we want to empower our patients and their families to be part of their healthcare experience. We offer a range of programs and services for patients and their families, from support groups to nutrition support and more. Our clinical and supportive care teams view our patients and their families as partners ensuring they take an active role in their own care. 

With multiple locations across Tampa Bay, Moffitt offers offers a full range of support services to our patients and their families whether they are physical, spiritual or emotional.

To discuss your colorectal treatment options with an experienced gynecologic provider, call 1-888-663-3488 to schedule a consultation or complete a new patient registration form online. We provide every new patient access to a cancer expert within one day.

Colorectal Cancer