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What is the treatment for stage 3 colon cancer ?
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8 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery and ? chemo
The first step is to remove the tumor and lymph nodes to see if tumor has spread to these.
Since you know it is stage iii this must have already be done. We know in patients with the disease spread to nodes around the tumor, it is more likely to recurr. The addition of chemotx reduces this risk. Talk to an oncologist about the risks and benefits of the chemo. Most patients should recieve it.

In brief: Surgery and ? chemo
The first step is to remove the tumor and lymph nodes to see if tumor has spread to these.
Since you know it is stage iii this must have already be done. We know in patients with the disease spread to nodes around the tumor, it is more likely to recurr. The addition of chemotx reduces this risk. Talk to an oncologist about the risks and benefits of the chemo. Most patients should recieve it.
Dr. Phillip Price
Dr. Phillip Price
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery, chemo
Stage 3 colon cancer implies that there is spread of disease to lymph nodes.
Substaging depends on how many, and where. Treatment has better survival and disease free survival than no treatment. Talk with your oncologist, surgeon re: chemo regimens. Get the tumor genetic testing results, which might impact on the possibility of other treatments as well.

In brief: Surgery, chemo
Stage 3 colon cancer implies that there is spread of disease to lymph nodes.
Substaging depends on how many, and where. Treatment has better survival and disease free survival than no treatment. Talk with your oncologist, surgeon re: chemo regimens. Get the tumor genetic testing results, which might impact on the possibility of other treatments as well.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Chemotherapy
Adjuvant chemotherapy is the treatment for stage iii colon cancer after surgery.
Your oncologist will decide on what regimen.

In brief: Chemotherapy
Adjuvant chemotherapy is the treatment for stage iii colon cancer after surgery.
Your oncologist will decide on what regimen.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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