Colon Cancer

Learn how colon cancer is diagnosed and the treatment options available at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

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Colon cancer is a gastrointestinal cancer that begins in the colon, the longest part of the large intestine.

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, patients with colon cancer receive care from nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis, treatment and research of gastrointestinal cancer.

Our diagnostic and treatment approach provides better outcomes and gives you access to the most advanced treatment, surgical techniques and clinical trials. Our physicians within our Gastrointestinal Cancer Program work together to create customized treatment plans for every patient with colon cancer.

Oncology Navigators

Every step of colon cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed.  

Oncology navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.