Colon Cancer Program at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or the rectum – is one of the most commonly-diagnosed cancers in the United States. But if you learn you have the disease, it suddenly becomes very personal and you may feel like you are alone in fighting it.

At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, we make sure you never feel alone. The doctors, nurses and other providers who are part of our Colon Cancer Program will be at your side to guide you. They offer support, encouragement and leading-edge therapies to fight your cancer and help you have the best possible quality of life. We use a team approach so that you get the knowledge and expertise of many different specialists. We will discuss your case and develop treatment recommendations based on your needs. But you’ll always be the head of the team and the focus of all we do. We fight your cancer together.

2069.2 miles away
509-474-5490

Colon Cancer Program at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or the rectum – is one of the most commonly-diagnosed cancers in the United States. But if you learn you have the disease, it suddenly becomes very personal and you may feel like you are alone in fighting it.

At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, we make sure you never feel alone. The doctors, nurses and other providers who are part of our Colon Cancer Program will be at your side to guide you. They offer support, encouragement and leading-edge therapies to fight your cancer and help you have the best possible quality of life. We use a team approach so that you get the knowledge and expertise of many different specialists. We will discuss your case and develop treatment recommendations based on your needs. But you’ll always be the head of the team and the focus of all we do. We fight your cancer together.

2069.2 miles away

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Support group

Being with people who are going through a similar experience can provide comfort and an opportunity to get helpful advice. We offer a cancer support group for people touched by all types of cancer. It meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For information, please call 509-474-5490.

Cancer survivorship program

After treatment, many people find they need additional support to deal with challenges such as fear of cancer returning and long-term side effects.

Our survivorship program helps you address concerns like these. We offer information about local resources, educational sessions and events to celebrate and connect with other survivors.

If you’re interested, please let us know.

Many different specialists may be involved in your care. Their expertise helps ensure you receive treatment and support you need.

Members of your team may include:

  • Cancer care coordinator
  • Chaplains
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Palliative care providers
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Research coordinator
  • Social workers Surgeons

Why Choose Us for Colon Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your colon cancer care. You’ll experience this through our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As a patient, you’ll be supported through your entire cancer journey by a multidisciplinary cancer care team. You’ll be treated by board-certified medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists. We have a team of over 60 world-class colorectal surgeons who use advanced techniques to find the least invasive treatment options when appropriate. In addition, the Providence network has a colorectal surgery fellowship program to train the next generation of surgeons. It’s a team-based approach to colon cancer care. Your care team may include gastroenterologists, oncology nurse navigators, ostomy nurses and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great colon cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local colon cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons more than 2,600 new colon cancer patients, and over 4,200 new colorectal cancer patients, choose Providence each year. 

Providence is well known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat colon cancer. Providence researchers have led the development of immunotherapy for cancer, including T-cell therapy for patients with colorectal cancer. They are also researching novel treatment approaches that may limit or eliminate the need for surgery in the future. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in one of the many clinical trials for colon cancer treatment happening across the Providence network.

The Power of Our Network

Part of Providence Regional Cancer Center

As part of the largest specialty provider group in the region, our dedicated experts care for patients in six hospitals and nearly 20 outpatient locations throughout the Inland Northwest. Regardless of where you go for care, you have an entire team of cancer experts working hand in hand to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

Learn more about Providence Regional Cancer Center

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