From discovery to recovery, UNC REX Healthcare’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program is here to take care of you. Gastrointestinal cancer consists of cancers in the stomach, small intestine, colon or rectum. Our compassionate team of experts will provide a personalized care plan for you as they offer guidance and support through every aspect of your treatment and recovery.
A Personalized Approach From a Multidisciplinary Team
When you choose to receive treatment at UNC REX Cancer Care, you benefit from the expertise and experience of our entire team of specialists. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, specialized physicians from different medical disciplines meet regularly and work together as a team to determine the best treatment plan for you.
We also provide a patient care navigator who can answer your questions, help you keep track of your appointments, connect you with support services and address any concerns that arise during your treatment.
Your core team will stay with you throughout treatment and may include a:
Your team will be made up of specialists from REX Surgical Specialists, REX Hematology Oncology Associates, and REX-UNC Radiation Oncology.
As part of our comprehensive approach to cancer care, you will also have access to:
Diagnosis and Treatment
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States (excluding skin cancer). With regular screenings, including colonoscopy, colorectal cancer can be prevented. It is recommended that men and women get their first colonoscopy by age 50, unless you are experiencing symptoms or have a family history of the disease. African Americans should get screened by age 45 due to higher risks.
Whatever your diagnosis, your cancer care team will work with you to create a personalized plan that applies the latest technology and treatments. We specialize in the multidisciplinary management of:
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Hepatobiliary cancer
- Gastric cancer