Colon and Rectal Cancer Program

The Colon and Rectal Cancer Program is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to the prevention, detection, and treatment of primary and metastatic cancers of the colon and rectum. Our goal is to educate the members of our community about the importance of early detection through screening, which combined with a healthy lifestyle, can prevent over half of all colon cancer deaths in the United States.

If the diagnosis is cancer, the Colon and Rectal Cancer Program is dedicated to providing you with a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to your treatment. We are committed to providing access to clinical trials for new drugs and novel techniques to offer the latest when chemotherapy is needed.

The Colon and Rectal Program integrates dedicated specialists in the areas of:

Multidisciplinary Care

Patients in the Colon and Rectal Cancer Program at Danbury Hospital benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that brings together colon and rectal surgeons with doctors from a range of disciplines including Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Radiation OncologyPathology and Nursing.

Case Review Committee

Most new cases of colon and rectal cancer are reviewed by a Case Review Committee, or a Tumor Board. This allows doctors from many different specialties to review new cases of cancer, and together determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient.

Cancer Care Coordinator

Our Cancer Care Coordinator is a specially trained oncology nurse that works with patients in the Colon and Rectal Cancer Program. Our Cancer Care Coordinator provides information about available services, assists in the coordination of those services, and serves as the bridge between you and your health care team.

Treatment at the Praxair Cancer Center

Patients in the Colon and Rectal Cancer Program are treated at the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital. With a state-of-the-art facility staffed by dedicated doctors and nurses, the Praxair Cancer Center offers cutting-edge cancer treatment with a focus on excellent patient care.

For More Information

To learn more about the Colon and Rectal Cancer Program, please talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital or visit the Praxair Cancer Center section of our web site.

For a physician referral, call 1-800-511-8639 or search our Find a Doctor online tool. We also invite you to visit patient and visitor information for more detailed information about Danbury Hospital.