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Contact St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center, St. Louis

The Cancer Care Center

Colorectal and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer

Physician Cancer Care Team

Colorectal cancer, cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Other gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are often detected when the cancer has advanced. At St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts works together to treat these GI cancers, including:

  • rectal cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • repeatability/liver cancers

Advanced colorectal cancer treatment

No matter what stage of the cancer process you are in, whether it’s diagnosis, treatment or recovery, our team at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center is right there with you. Our doctors treat more than 100 cases of colorectal cancer a year. We will guide you through each step of your experience and be with you to answer questions and provide reassurance. We understand that you are feeling anxious, and we pledge to do everything we can to support you during this time.

Early screening for colorectal cancer

Although colorectal cancer is very common, it can be caught early through regular screenings. When cancer is caught in the early stages, it is much easier to treat and survival rates are significantly higher.

Learn more about early screening for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer diagnosis

At St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, we have the most sophisticated diagnostic technology at our disposal. We carefully diagnose our patients in order to create a precise, tailored treatment plan. And everything you need is right here on our campus, including radiology tests, blood work or state-of-the-art surgical center.

Colorectal cancer treatment

At St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, you are not just another patient. We understand that each patient is different and comes with his or her own unique needs and concerns. We tailor your cancer treatment with your needs in mind.

There are different options for colorectal cancer treatment, depending on the size of the tumor and how advanced the cancer is when it is found. Treatment options include:

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For information about St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center - St. Louis, please call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.

Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of St. Anthony's Health System will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. We will be visibly engaged in improving the health and well­ being of the communities we serve in South County and beyond. We will stand together, proud to set the standard for independent community health systems.