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Cancer Services
Intermountain Medical Center
5121 Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84107

(801) 507-3800
(866) 500-1530

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What is Colorectal Cancer?

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. When these cells grow in the colon, it is called colon cancer. When they occur in the rectum, it is called rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States in both men and women, not counting skin cancers. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.​

Colorectal cancer screening

The American Cancer Society recommends that colorectal cancer screening be started at age 50. If you have a strong family history of colorectal cancer, the tests may start at an earlier age. You should talk to your doctor about which tests are recommended for you. Tests may include one or more of the following:
  • Colonoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Double Contrast Barium Enema

​These screening services are available at our Endoscopy Center. Learn more and make an appointment by calling (801) 507-3262.​

Treatment services

At Intermountain Medical Center, we use a team of experts to treat colorectal cancer. We offer many treatment options, including:

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Treatment Locations

The chart below shows the treatment services available at the various Intermountain Healthcare locations around the Salt Lake Valley:

Service Intermountain Medical Center LDS Hospital Alta View Hospital Riverton Hospital
Surgery
Chemotherapy
Radiation Therapy

Patient Navigation
Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Conference

Multidisciplinary Treatment Clinic

Clinical Trials

Supportive Services

We offer many support services for cancer patients, such as:

Additional Resources

There are many other reputable organizations that can assist you in your cancer journey:

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