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:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
- Other specialists
You can also consult the key below for a description of specialties:
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.
Pathologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.
Surgical oncologists are physicians who use surgical methods to diagnose and treat cancer. A colorectal surgeon performs surgery for colorectal cancer.
Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.
General surgeons, including surgical oncologists.
Surgery - Colon and Rectal
Surgeons who specialize in colorectal surgery, for the treatment of colon and rectal cancers.