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Norton Cancer Institute is dedicated to helping patients with colorectal cancer by combining early detection methods with effective treatment options. Treatment and services include the expertise of a patient navigator as well as our highly trained medical staff.

Meet our Navigator: Karen Allen, R.N., BSN, OCN


Routine screenings are the first line of defense against colorectal cancer. Norton Cancer Institute offers a variety of screening techniques to detect polyps, cancer or other abnormalities, including:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Double-contrast barium enema
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test

Treatment Options

Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in stages, and treatments depend on stage. They may include a combination of:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Clinical Research

As part of our comprehensive services, Norton Cancer Institute provides patients with opportunities to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. For information on current studies, call (502) 629-3449.

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