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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

We are dedicated to providing you with effective colorectal cancer treatment that preserves your quality of life.

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and is the third most common cancer in the United States. Our experienced radiation oncologists are committed to designing a customized treatment plan that gives you the highest-quality cancer care and preserves your quality of life.

Find out your colorectal cancer treatment options today by calling us on 904-880-5522.

Visit our wellness calendar to find out about upcoming support programs at Ackerman Cancer Center.

Treatments

Treatment options for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these treatments.

Advanced technologies used in colorectal cancer treatment at Ackerman Cancer Center include:

  • Proton Therapy

    Proton therapy is one of the most precise, advanced radiation treatment modalities available today. In traditional photon radiation, the X-ray beams travel through the tumor, destroying both cancerous and healthy tissue along the way. Proton therapy provides a more efficient solution by utilizing charged particles (protons) to penetrate the tissue and deposit nearly all of their energy directly at the tumor site, thereby reducing damage to surrounding areas.

    Ackerman Cancer Center is proud to be the world’s first private practice offering its own proton beam technology. Though proton therapy is not right for every patient, the radiation oncologists at Ackerman Cancer Center will consider all options when developing your personalized treatment plan.

    Learn more about proton therapy

  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

    IMRT uses beams of radiation from multiple angles, and of varying intensities, to conform to the shape of the tumor. IGRT utilizes 3-D images to monitor the tumor’s exact location during treatment. These technologies work together to reduce exposure to healthy tissues and minimize side effects of treatment.

What to Expect

Being diagnosed with cancer raises many questions. Learn what to expect during cancer treatment here.

For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call 904-880-5522.

Patient Stories

Meet Joseph, Surviving Advanced Cancer

“For me, Ackerman Cancer Center is not a medical facility. For me, it is a healing place. Everyone is there to help you. Every staff member is very nice–they know you are a patient and that you therefore deserve attention and care. They have exceeded my expectations, and they continue to do so.”