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Rectal Cancer Treatment

Following the diagnosis and staging of rectal cancer, cancer specialists at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center will develop a personalized treatment plan that's right for you. Our treatment options for rectal cancer include:

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

Our physicians have developed surgical therapies for rectal cancer that provide the best chance for a cure while preserving quality of life. We have pioneered nutritional support for gastrointestinal cancer patients, a crucial part of care and recovery.

Our GI cancer program offers:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer.
  • Second opinions regarding treatment options.
  • A multidisciplinary approach involving specialists from gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology.
  • The resources of the Abramson Cancer Center, one of less than 30 cancer centers in the country approved and designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center.
  • Access to new therapies through a wide range of clinical trials.
  • Coordination with programs in chemo prevention, molecular diagnosis, experimental therapeutics and genetic counseling.
  • Access to a wide range of Penn support services for patients and families.

Understanding a cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult. If you would like to speak with a cancer nurse about a diagnosis, please call 800-789-7366 (PENN).