Treatment for Colorectal Tumors

Dr. Nurkin explains colorectal treatment techniques that improve quality of life.

More Options, Better Outcomes

The treatment plan that’s best for your cancer will depend on several variables, including your general health and your cancer’s stage, grade and unique characteristic, such as whether there is a mutation in the KRAS gene.

The colorectal care team, including surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, plus gastroenterologists and other colorectal specialists will meet to discuss your case and determine the best course of action to offer you. In general, treatment for colorectal cancer includes the following treatment methods — and many patients require combination therapy — which involves two or more of these approaches.

At Roswell Park, about 30 percent of the patients treated have Stage I or Stage II colon cancer; about 50 percent have Stage I or Stage II rectal cancer.