Comprehensive Care for Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Patients
At the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, we help you navigate the process for treatment and assist you and your family with each stage of your gastrointestinal cancer care.
Gastrointestinal cancers include colorectal, gallbladder, stomach, liver, esophageal, and pancreatic malignancies. When a colonoscopy comes back positive, your primary care doctor will refer you to a medical oncologist who will determine if surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of these therapies is the most beneficial treatment for you depending on the stage and location of the tumor. This decision is based on national guidelines comprised from extensive research so that our doctors can deliver the most effective treatment available.
Our GI Cancer Team of specialized physicians, nutritionists, and healthcare professionals meet quarterly to plan and coordinate the treatment of our cancer patients so that you can receive excellent care that is specific to your needs.
Our team of experts also includes a certified wound ostomy nurse who assists our colorectal and bladder cancer patients in need of surgical intervention for bladder and bowel diversion. Members of our staff are active in the Savannah Ostomy Support group for patients and family members which meets at the LCRP and is led by an ostomy patient.
At St. Joseph’s/Candler, we combine medical expertise with compassionate care so that you have access to advanced treatment from a supportive team. For more information about cancer services at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler, please call 912-819-5704.