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From screening to diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, our medical team at Sentara will work collaboratively to provide you comprehensive and personalized care. Colorectal cancer is typically diagnosed by colonoscopy, performed by a surgeon or gastroenterologist. The cancer is primarily treated with medicine, radiation and/or surgery.

Your cancer care team may include the following specialists:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Other specialists

You can also consult the key below for a description of specialties:

  • Gastroenterology

    Oncologists are physicians who coordinate and oversee your cancer care. Medical oncologists specialize in the medical treatment of cancer, such as the use of chemotherapy.

  • Hematology and Oncology

    Radiation oncologists are physicians who specialize in treating cancer with radiation therapy.

  • Interventional Radiology

    Pathologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.

  • Radiation Oncology

    Surgical oncologists are physicians who use surgical methods to diagnose and treat cancer. A colorectal surgeon performs surgery for colorectal cancer.

  • Gastroenterology

    Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Pathology

    Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.

  • Surgery

    General surgeons, including surgical oncologists.

  • Surgery - Colon and Rectal

    Surgeons who specialize in colorectal surgery, for the treatment of colon and rectal cancers.

If you're looking for expert help for a health concern, look to Sentara for assistance. At Sentara, you'll find doctors who have advanced training and extensive experience in every healthcare discipline.

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