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What is the best treatment for colon cancer?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery+/-ChemoRx
The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon.
The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers.

In brief: Surgery+/-ChemoRx
The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon.
The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Radiation therapy is usually limitted to rectal cancers.
Dr. Barry Rosen
...or for colon cancers that grow into adjacent areas, such as the abdominal wall.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Prevention is better
Colon cancer is preventable.
Colonoscopy screening based on accepted national guidelines (age 45 for select populations, age 50 for most other americans) is the gold standard. While not perfect, colonoscopy detects and removes many pre-cancerous polyps prior to cancer development. Key preventatives also include: mediterranean high fiber, low fat diets, proper weight, baby aspirin, avoid tobacco.

In brief: Prevention is better
Colon cancer is preventable.
Colonoscopy screening based on accepted national guidelines (age 45 for select populations, age 50 for most other americans) is the gold standard. While not perfect, colonoscopy detects and removes many pre-cancerous polyps prior to cancer development. Key preventatives also include: mediterranean high fiber, low fat diets, proper weight, baby aspirin, avoid tobacco.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is case by case
The treatment for colon cancer will depend on many factors.
The most important ones are the stage of the disease and performance status of the patient / and other comorbidities. There are 3 treatment modalities to treat cancer- surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Whether the patient needs to get surgery plus minus chemotherapy or if radiation is needed-all will depend on the above factors.

In brief: It is case by case
The treatment for colon cancer will depend on many factors.
The most important ones are the stage of the disease and performance status of the patient / and other comorbidities. There are 3 treatment modalities to treat cancer- surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Whether the patient needs to get surgery plus minus chemotherapy or if radiation is needed-all will depend on the above factors.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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