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Colon & GI Cancer Treatment Program

Treating Difficult Colorectal and GI Cancers

No colorectal cancer is the same and a diagnosis affects each person differently. Developing an effective treatment plan requires input from a variety of specialists.

Your colorectal cancer team is comprised of specialists who review your specific situation and work together to determine the most appropriate treatment plan, tailored to you.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Specialty Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center brings together experts in:

Your care team develops treatment strategies in tandem with your referring physician. Treatments often involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of treatments and clinical trials when appropriate.

What to Expect During Treatment for GI or Colorectal Cancer

If you are a newly diagnosed patient, you will work with a coordinator who will serve as the point person for the treatment team. The coordinator will review your history and make appropriate appointments based on your needs and your team's recommendations.

You will receive care at Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.

The center's multidisciplinary cancer team will:

  • Evaluate your cancer
  • Review your diagnostic tests
  • Meet to discuss your case to determine the best course of action for treatment
  • Develop treatment strategies in tandem with your referring physician

Through UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's community network, you may be able to receive treatment and follow-up care closer to your home.

Contact Us About Colon, Rectal, and Gastrointestinal Cancer 

To learn more about Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers or to make an appointment, you can:


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Colorectal Cancer Specialty Care

Our colorectal and peritoneal cancer specialists care for people who have advanced or metastatic cancer. We also provide second opinions.

Learn more about Colorectal Cancer Specialty Care.