IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Our Approach to Colon Cancer

Integrated Care for Colon Cancer Patients

At Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a comprehensive colon cancer treatment program committed to your overall health. It’s a commitment that reaches from your initial diagnosis to recovery and beyond.

Throughout treatment, we use an integrated approach to cancer care where physicians, dietitians, naturopathic oncologists and counselors all work together as a team. These specialists bring a number of disciplines – from leading-edge medical therapies and groundbreaking research to patient-specific clinical trials – to offer you the most complete care possible. Plus, you have access to a host of supportive services, including counselors, support groups and chaplains. Every day, this multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to share ideas and contribute to your individualized treatment plan. And in recovery, we teach you to maintain a healthier lifestyle to help prevent cancer from returning.

At IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a place like no other. Working to heal you, not just treat your cancer.

About colon cancer

Excluding skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, with 102,900 new cases diagnosed in 2009. However, survival rates for colon cancer have dramatically improved in the past 15 years.

Thanks to effective screening for the disease, precancerous polyps can often be found and removed before they turn into cancer or as an early stage cancer. Plus, new treatments, such as TomoTherapy® and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), have further controlled colon cancer. In fact, many physicians believe colon cancer is almost completely treatable. It could be eradicated if everyone completed routine colonoscopies, as recommended.