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How is colon cancer usually treated (if it's caught early)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

Surgical removal of the tumor. Additional chemo only if warranted based on the stage of the cancer.

In brief: Surgery

Surgical removal of the tumor. Additional chemo only if warranted based on the stage of the cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

If small the cancer may be removed by local excision.
Larger tumors will need wider resections to remove any potential microsopic spread.

In brief: Surgery

If small the cancer may be removed by local excision.
Larger tumors will need wider resections to remove any potential microsopic spread.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May require multiple

A cancer specialist carefully assesses each person's overall condition & all details about their cancer. Frequently, a surgeon will have the patient consult with a medical oncologist & a radiation therapist to determine the most appropriate treatment.
Often, supplemental treatment beyond surgery (chemo and/or radiation) may reduce recurrences and improve survival, and sometimes precedes surgery.

In brief: May require multiple

A cancer specialist carefully assesses each person's overall condition & all details about their cancer. Frequently, a surgeon will have the patient consult with a medical oncologist & a radiation therapist to determine the most appropriate treatment.
Often, supplemental treatment beyond surgery (chemo and/or radiation) may reduce recurrences and improve survival, and sometimes precedes surgery.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
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