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What are my treatment options for colorectal cancer?
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on stage.
Surgical resection is the primary treatment for most cases.
However, the stage (extent of growth and spread) is very important to deciding on the treatment. If there is spread to other organs that cannot be removed, chemotherapy would be the primary treatment unless continued bleeding or obstruction prompt removal of the primary tumor. Radiation is important for rectal cancer that has not spread.

In brief: Depends on stage.
Surgical resection is the primary treatment for most cases.
However, the stage (extent of growth and spread) is very important to deciding on the treatment. If there is spread to other organs that cannot be removed, chemotherapy would be the primary treatment unless continued bleeding or obstruction prompt removal of the primary tumor. Radiation is important for rectal cancer that has not spread.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
In brief: Multiple
Colon cancer treatment regimens are designed for individual patients based on the patient, local resources and the evaluation of the cancer. Your individual treatment recommendation may vary between physicians or centers, so getting a second opinion is reasonable.

In brief: Multiple
Colon cancer treatment regimens are designed for individual patients based on the patient, local resources and the evaluation of the cancer. Your individual treatment recommendation may vary between physicians or centers, so getting a second opinion is reasonable.
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Dr. Howard Hack
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