Many colon cancer treatment options are available for colorectal cancer,
including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Here’s what to expect from each
type of treatment and tips for recovery.
Several conditions of the colon can lead to colorectal cancer. What are they and how are they treated?
The treatment you get for colorectal cancer may depend on the “stage” of the disease.
Monoclonal antibodies are a specific type of antibody, created in a lab to find and destroy a particular target -- in this case, cancer.
Chemotherapy is what doctors call drugs that can kill cancer cells. You might get chemotherapy drugs in a variety of ways, including into a vein (intravenously) or in a pill that you swallow.
Colorectal cancer is most often treated with surgery to remove the tumor and, possibly, chemotherapy and radiation.
Fecal diversion refers to the creation of an ileostomy or colostomy.
If you learn more about colorectal cancer, you might feel more in control of what’s happening.