Rectal Cancer

At the UofL Brown Cancer Center, we care for rectal cancer with a comprehensive, specialized team approach.

Our treatment options include the most effective therapies, including proton therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and novel chemotherapies.

Advanced sphincter-preserving surgical techniques may help you avoid the need for a colostomy. If a colostomy is necessary, our specialized team of specially trained nutritionists and enterostomal nurses helps you make that transition.

Many times, we can offer minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries to patients with rectal cancer. These minimally invasive techniques often help reduce pain, recovery time and time in the hospital.

If chemotherapy is needed to treat rectal cancer, we offer the latest, most advanced options. Our team of colorectal medical oncologists directs your therapy to maximize benefit while minimizing the risk for impact on your body. If radiation therapy is recommended, our colorectal radiation oncologists specialize in treating rectal cancer with the most effective techniques.

As a cancer research center, you benefit from the most advanced research, delivered as quickly as possible.

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