Colorectal Cancer,Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview
If you have been
treated for colon or rectal cancer in the past, it’s important to have regular
checkups to find any new cancer as soon as possible.
How is it treated?
Colon and rectal cancers that
have spread or returned may be cured in rare cases. Treatment may include
surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. When the cancer cannot be cured,
treatment can help you feel better and live longer.
Learning that you have cancer that has spread or come back can be very hard. Some people find that it helps to talk about their feelings with
their family and friends. You may also want to talk with your doctor or with other people who have had
this kind of cancer. Your local American Cancer Society chapter can help you find a support group.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about metastatic and recurrent colorectal cancer: