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Rectal Cancer

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to every patient we treat. And we treat every type of cancer. That means your treatment plan is personalized for you and coordinated by our team of cancer doctors and experts that specialize in rectal cancer. Here, you will benefit from the latest surgical techniques and radiation oncology treatments; access to clinical trials working to discover new, safe, and effective treatments; and targeted therapies backed by our precision medicine program. Find comfort and confidence in knowing your cancer care is comprehensive and cutting-edge.


A full team of gastrointestinal cancer experts dedicated to your care

First in state to offer infusion pump therapy to shrink large tumors

The ONLY NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama

The most advanced diagnostic, imaging, and treatment techniques available


The O’Neal Difference

Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic

Some programs scatter your visits with specialists over several days or weeks. Here, you see multiple specialists the same day and leave with an individualized treatment plan.

Cancer Navigators

Specialists help guide you through all aspects of your cancer journey.

Targeted Proton Therapy

Home to the first proton therapy facility in Alabama; proton therapy uses more precise dosages to attack tumors.

Pancreatobiliary Disease Center

The first multidisciplinary program in the state to treat various diseases related to the bile duct and pancreas.

The Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Program

A specialized treatment option to patients whose colon or rectal cancer has spread to the liver but cannot be surgically removed.

Supportive Care and Survivorship programs

We help you through every stage of your treatment, caring for all aspects of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.


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Find a Clinical Trial

Search for clinical trials and talk to your doctor about participating

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A one-stop shop for colorectal cancer care

Learn more about the Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic.


Your Team of Rectal Cancer Experts

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center team believes that there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than just getting rid of cancer cells through treatment. We believe that comprehensive, holistic cancer care includes other aspects of your life that may have an impact on your overall well-being. After all, cancer changes everything. At UAB, you have a personalized team to support you.

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