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Treatments for Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer

© 2008 Nucleus Medical Art, Inc.

The treatment and management of colorectal cancer involves lifestyle changes, medication, chemotherapy, radiation, alternative and complementary therapies, and/or surgery.

Depending on your case, the treatment goal may be to remove the cancer or to provide comfort measures if you are in the last stages of cancer.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Chemotherapy
Radiation
Surgery
Other treatments

References:

National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .



Last reviewed April 2007 by Barbara Harty-Golder, MD, JD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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