Rectal Cancer The Region’s Most Specialized Rectal Cancer Care Rectal cancer is a form of colon cancer. But there are several things that make it quite different from other types of colon cancer: The rectum is a more complicated part of the anatomy. Rectal cancer treatment is associated with a greater risk that you will need a colostomy. When rectal cancer is treated in a specialized center, it results in less recurrence, higher rates of survival, and lower rates of colostomy. The Wilmot Cancer Center offers the most highly specialized rectal cancer care in Upstate New York. Compared to centers where rectal cancer is not treated by specialists, we offer better outcomes and significantly lower rates of permanent colostomy. A World Leader in Rectal Cancer Care At the Wilmot Cancer Center, you will find a team with the region’s most specialized expertise in rectal cancer care. Our team is lead by Dr. John Monson, a world-leader in rectal cancer surgery. Dr. Monson has published over 300 journal articles on colon and rectal cancer. He has also made major contributions to the treatment of rectal cancer, having helped develop treatments that are now used in hospitals around the world. Dr. Monson works with a complete multidisciplinary team, including radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and pathologists, all of whom are dedicated to the treatment of rectal cancer. The Very Latest Diagnostics and Treatments Wilmot provides patients with the region’s most advanced diagnostics and treatments for rectal cancer. We offer the widest range of surgical options, including state-of-the-art minimally-invasive surgeries. We are the first area center to provide Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS), a minimally invasive approach that provides better outcomes and fewer complications. We have the latest tools for radiation therapy, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and 3-D Conformal Radiation. Wilmot provides advanced technology for the diagnosis of rectal cancer. We also provide access to the latest clinical trials, giving our patients access to cutting-edge approaches that are not available at other centers. A Timely and Caring Approach A diagnosis of rectal cancer can be overwhelming to any patient. So Wilmot takes several important steps to ensure that care is provided quickly, effectively and compassionately. We provide referring providers with immediate access to our doctors. Simply call 585-273-3000. Patients can get immediate access to a caring human being by calling our hotline: 585-273-3000. We guarantee that we will see new patients within 7 days. We provide care coordinators to help make each patient’s journey simpler. Contact Wilmot for the Most Advanced Rectal Cancer Care Rectal cancer is a form of colon cancer—but one that requires the most highly specialized care. To learn more or to set up an appointment, please call us at 585-273-3000.