Colorectal cancer services in Terre Haute

Terre Haute Regional Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized colon cancer care as we collaborate to make you feel comfortable during your visit. We want to ensure that all of your questions are answered and you get the care you deserve.

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women. One in 22 men and one in 24 women are at risk for developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime.

For more information about The Paul Siebenmorgen Cancer Center, please call (812) 237-9326.

Colorectal cancer symptoms

Being mindful of your symptoms and talking with your doctor is imperative for early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • A change in your bowel habits
  • Blood in your stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation or the feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Consistent fatigue
  • Narrower stools

Diagnosing colorectal cancer

When you discuss any observed symptoms with your doctor, you will need to share your medical history. Additionally, a medical exam and a colorectal cancer screening will be conducted using one or more of the following services:

  • Digital rectal exam
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • X-ray of the large intestine

Colorectal cancer screenings ensure that colon polyps are non-cancerous. Regular screenings ensure that any risk of colorectal cancer is found early and surgically removed.

Colorectal cancer treatment

Common types of colorectal cancer treatments usually include one or more of the following services:

Surgical treatments

Our surgical oncologists collaborate with our colon specialists to provide a variety of treatments for colon cancer. Surgery is the most common type of treatment for colorectal cancer. We offer several surgical treatments, including:

  • Colectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Colostomy