The Sentara Cancer Network is the first system in Virginia to be accredited as a Network Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Sentara earned this certification with its proven track record of quality, advanced care. Our colorectal cancer program has proven outcomes that exceed national standards.

To get an accurate idea about lymph node involvement, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) recommend that at least 12 lymph nodes be removed during surgery  to confirm the absence of nodal involvement by tumor. The Sentara Cancer Network exceeds national standards in removing the recommended 12 lymph nodes.