A 51-year-old member asked:
is it possible to get radiation therapy for colon cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Current treatment of rectal cancer that extends into the wall of the rectum or involves adjacent lymph nodes is preoperative radiation and chemotherapy followed by surgery. Furthermore, cancers of the colon that have directly invaded adjacent organs or the abdominal wall are treated with radiation therapy after surgery.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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