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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

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In brief: Many options

Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis.
Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation.

In brief: Many options

Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis.
Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Stage is important

Depend on the stage.
In early stage ( st age i-3 ) - curative surgery is the treatment. Chemotherapy ( 5-FU based chemo) would be needed after surgery in all stage 3 and certain cases of stage 2 disease. In stage 4- chemo/biological therapy is the treatment. Surgery sometimes is also done in certain case of stage 4 i.e. Obstruction/bleeding. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a pro drug of 5-FU and it is pill.

In brief: Stage is important

Depend on the stage.
In early stage ( st age i-3 ) - curative surgery is the treatment. Chemotherapy ( 5-FU based chemo) would be needed after surgery in all stage 3 and certain cases of stage 2 disease. In stage 4- chemo/biological therapy is the treatment. Surgery sometimes is also done in certain case of stage 4 i.e. Obstruction/bleeding. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a pro drug of 5-FU and it is pill.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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