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What treatment to expect with adenocarcinoma colon cancer?
25 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
17 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery, chemo
Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes.
Then, depending on if the cancer has spread to those lymph nodes impacts whether you will also need chemotherapy. If the cancer has already spread beyond the colon, sometimes you start with chemo.

In brief: Surgery, chemo
Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes.
Then, depending on if the cancer has spread to those lymph nodes impacts whether you will also need chemotherapy. If the cancer has already spread beyond the colon, sometimes you start with chemo.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. RADHA SYED
I totally agree with the answer
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
And rectal cancer has other issues, in diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery and chemo
Early colon carcinomas can be cured with surgical resection.
Tumors that may have spread or recurred, are treated with chemotherapy.

In brief: Surgery and chemo
Early colon carcinomas can be cured with surgical resection.
Tumors that may have spread or recurred, are treated with chemotherapy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the stage
If a colon cancer can be completely resected, this always yields the best prognosis.
If the stage is high enough that the risk of recurrence is high, adjuvant chemotherapy can be given to reduce the risk of recurrence. This is typically done for cancers that have spread to involve lymph nodes, and usually entails treatment for 3 days every 2 weeks for about 6 months, similar rx for unresectable ca.

In brief: Depends on the stage
If a colon cancer can be completely resected, this always yields the best prognosis.
If the stage is high enough that the risk of recurrence is high, adjuvant chemotherapy can be given to reduce the risk of recurrence. This is typically done for cancers that have spread to involve lymph nodes, and usually entails treatment for 3 days every 2 weeks for about 6 months, similar rx for unresectable ca.
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