Colorectal Cancer

Your Partner in Comprehensive Care

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Colorectal Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive care in a supportive, compassionate environment. Our team of colorectal specialists takes a collaborative approach, consulting regularly on each patient’s case to ensure the highest standard of care.

Colorectal cancer often goes undetected until it is more advanced, making timely and highly effective treatment a necessity for any patient with colon or rectal cancer. Our team of specialists is here to be your partner in care, helping ensure the best possible outcome for you or your loved one.

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern in Dallas.
The UT Southwestern Colorectal Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients fighting colorectal cancer.

Focused Expertise

UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer program in North Texas designated by the National Cancer Institute.

At the Colorectal Cancer Clinic, our specialists are dedicated solely to treating colorectal cancer using the most advanced treatments and technologies available. Our multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists; medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists; and support staff who focus exclusively on colorectal cancer. As a result, we are able to provide patients with comprehensive care that leverages the knowledge and expertise of each specialty.

Our Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Services

To ensure an accurate and timely diagnosis, we use the latest diagnostic technologies, including:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Contrast barium enema
  • Fecal immunochemical tests
  • Fecal occult blood tests
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Once we have determined a diagnosis, we will collaborate closely with you to create a personalized plan of care. Depending on the stage and nature of the cancer, we may recommend one or a combination of the following treatments:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Medication
  • Radiation
  • Surgery, including minimally-invasive options

In addition, we also offer a variety of support services for colorectal cancer patients and their families, including:

Clinical Trials

As a medical research institution, UT Southwestern conducts frequent clinical trials, giving our patients access to the newest treatments for colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor to determine if a clinical trial is right for you.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a visit with a colorectal cancer specialist at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.

Meet Our Colorectal Cancer Experts

Our colorectal cancer team offers highly specialized care, backed by the most advanced treatments and technologies available.