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What cures colon cancer ?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Early detection!

The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection.
So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should have a colonoscopy at age 50 to look for cancers or early cancers, usually as polyps. If you have a strong family history or certain conditions it is recommended you get earlier screening.Once detected, colon ca usually is cured by surgery, or drugs.

In brief: Early detection!

The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection.
So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should have a colonoscopy at age 50 to look for cancers or early cancers, usually as polyps. If you have a strong family history or certain conditions it is recommended you get earlier screening.Once detected, colon ca usually is cured by surgery, or drugs.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

If localized to colon or rectum, surgery cures, and in a limited number of cases with isolated liver metastases.
Chemo and radiotherapy may have some supporting role, but only surgery cures.

In brief: Surgery

If localized to colon or rectum, surgery cures, and in a limited number of cases with isolated liver metastases.
Chemo and radiotherapy may have some supporting role, but only surgery cures.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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