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How can surgery help with treating colorectal cancer?

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Surgery is the most common way to treat colorectal cancers. The best chance for a cure is to remove the tumor entirely. Usually, surgeons need to remove only the part of your colon or rectum that has the tumor. Your surgeon may do the operation with a few small cuts in your belly (called laparoscopy) instead of one long cut. You may have less pain and heal faster with this approach.

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American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

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