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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at UAB Medicine

People suffering from colorectal cancer now have a new, less stressful way to receive treatment thanks to UAB Medicine. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic — which officially opened Feb. 28 — will provide a one-stop shop for cancer care. 

Traditionally, patients with colorectal cancer — indicated by malignant cells in the colon or rectum — would see multiple physicians and specialists over the course of several days.

“At the new clinic, patients will see multiple specialists in the same day and will leave their initial visit with an individualized treatment plan,” said Greg Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery.

Dr. Kennedy and his team recently hosted a Facebook Live event to discuss the awareness, prevention and treatment of conol cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.