Colorectal cancer means that cells that aren't normal are growing in your colon or rectum. These cells grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer. This cancer is also called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where the cancer is. It is the third most common cancer in the United States. And it occurs most often in people older than 50.
Studies show that colorectal cancer treatment at a high-volume center like St. Luke's Cancer Institute improves outcomes, decreases complications, and prolongs survival. When you choose St. Luke’s Cancer Institute, you know you’ll receive the most advanced, effective care from Idaho’s largest, most experienced team of cancer professionals.
Supportive oncology is an integral part of the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute philosophy that healing comes from caring for the whole person, not just the disease.
You can count on a team of experts who will work alongside your physicians to help you and your family be as strong and stable as possible during your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Learn what to expect as you begin your chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment.
An ongoing support program for people with cancer and their loved ones. Share your challenges and discuss topics that influence health and well-being.
You can make a real difference in the lives of patients and families facing cancer. We hope you’ll help us provide the exceptional healthcare and support they deserve. We encourage you to get involved by making a financial gift, sponsoring or attending events, or volunteering your time.