Why Choose Us
Comprehensive colorectal cancer screening & treatment
At the Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, our approach to colorectal cancer care goes beyond simply treating cancer. We strive to maintain your quality of life and speed your recovery while aiming to achieve our ultimate goal: curing your cancer. Our colorectal cancer specialists treat people with all stages of colorectal cancer. We offer the full spectrum of care, from diagnosis through treatment and survival.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States — and also one of the most preventable. This is why early detection is so important. At the Meyer Cancer Center, we offer colonoscopy and other screening tests to find colorectal cancers early, when they are most curable, and to remove potential precancerous colon polyps. We also offer genetic counseling and testing for people with an increased risk of colorectal cancer due to their personal or family medical history.
Our team also participates in clinical trials evaluating novel treatments to advance the care of people with colorectal cancer, especially those whose disease does not respond well to standard therapies. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a promising treatment.
Services & Specialties
Full-service colorectal cancer care
- Screening & prevention
- Colorectal cancer surgery
- Chemotherapy & immunotherapy
- Radiation therapy
A Team of colorectal cancer experts
Our colorectal cancer surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists are known for providing leading medical, surgical, and supportive care for people with colon and rectal cancers. We will put together a team of healthcare professionals to provide the care you need. When planning your treatment, our physicians consider the type, location, and stage of your cancer, as well as your age and physical health. Your providers meet regularly to discuss your care and make sure you are receiving the most effective therapies. Our doctors are also on the digestive cancer care team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Our Approach to Care
Helping people with colorectal cancer live longer, better lives
If you have colorectal cancer, our goal is not only to help you get better, but to live better, too. We offer chemotherapy and immunotherapy in our comfortable infusion center, nutritional counseling for people with or at risk for colorectal cancer, and special resources for those who need an ostomy as part of their surgical care. We understand the burden that colorectal cancer can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that burden.