The UCSF-John Muir Health Jean and Ken Hofmann Cancer Center at the Behring Pavilion is now open.  LEARN MORE >

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

In treating your colorectal cancer, our goal is provide you with quality care and treatment in the most minimally invasive way possible and get you back to a healthy life as soon as possible.

Our multidisciplinary approach utilizes the latest clinical research and optimal standard of care in treatment to eradicate cancer.  For patients with early stage colorectal cancer, surgery alone is often the only treatment necessary for cure. In some circumstances, depending on the size and type of cancer, radiation treatment and/or chemotherapy are recommended to ensure a better long-term outcome. 

John Muir Health has great success in preserving patient bowel and sphincter functions after colorectal cancer treatments.

Understanding Your Treatment Options

Patients receiving treatment at John Muir Health have access to a Nurse Navigator, who is with you every step of the way, from diagnosis and treatment through recovery. Our Nurse Navigator is available to you by phone or in person to answer any questions, assist you in understanding your treatment options, and provide support and resources.

Clinical Trials

John Muir Health was recently selected as having one of the best run cancer research programs by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. When it makes sense, we recommend our patients participate in these trials to receive the most recent treatment techniques available for colorectal cancer.

Learn about colorectal cancer surgery options