Colon Cancer (cont.)
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The primary treatment of colon cancer is to surgically remove part of your colon. Suggestive polyps, if few in number, may be removed during colonoscopy.
Chemotherapy after surgery can improve your likelihood of being cured if your colon cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
Radiation treatment after surgery does not improve cure rates in people with colon cancer, but it is important for people with rectal cancer.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014
Robert J Fingerote, MD, MSc, BSc
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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