Patricia Burton High Risk Colorectal Cancer Program

The Hereditary Risk Assessment Program
Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center

Designed to evaluate, educate and closely monitor individuals who are at high risk for developing colorectal cancer, the High Risk Colorectal Cancer Program takes a coordinated approach to care. As part of the program, a high risk team works closely with each patient at high risk to develop a personal colorectal health plan and to educate them about the disease.

Additionally, the Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference – gives surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, residents and medical students the opportunity to evaluate, discuss and collectively determine proper courses of treatment.

Monmouth’s colorectal surgeons are leaders in the state in laparoscopic colectomies – a cutting-edge approach to colon cancer surgery that offers advantages over traditional surgery including less scarring and faster healing and recovery. They also introduced the first robotic colorectal procedures in the region.