Newly Diagnosed? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with rectal cancer, you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and the treatment options explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get treatment.
Your Choice Matters
Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That’s why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one.
- Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere.
- The experts you need are right here: a world-class team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists.
- As a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, SCCA is home to doctors who help define the guidelines for colorectal cancer care nationally.
- Patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies being explored in many ongoing clinical studies for colorectal cancer conducted at SCCA and its founding organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
- You’ll also find the most advanced diagnostic, treatment, and recovery programs—as well as extensive support to help you cope with your cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Webcasts
Many of our doctors have been interviewed on Patient Power, a talk show that connects SCCA medical experts with patients on a variety of topics, including treatments for colorectal cancer. Listen to the colorectal cancer webcasts, and learn more about the team of doctors at SCCA who are dedicated to treating patients with rectal cancer.