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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they’re often referred to as colorectal cancers.

Most cases of colon cancer begin as small clumps of cells called polyps. Over time some polyps become colon cancer. Many polyps produce few symptoms or no symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to get regular screenings to help identify these polyps before they become cancer.

At Beacon Health System, we offer colon cancer screenings, diagnosis and various treatment options. Our specially trained doctors are prepared to collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your specific needs.

Elkhart General Hospital Regional Cancer Center


600 East Boulevard
Elkhart IN, 46514

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Inpatient Unit open 24 hours.

Memorial Hospital main entrance

Memorial Regional Cancer Center


615 N. Michigan Street
South Bend IN, 46601

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed