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How can targeted treatments help with treating colorectal cancer?

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Targeted treatments drugs treat changes in cells that lead to cancer. For example, some cells have too much of a protein that helps them grow and thrive. Targeted drugs can stop it from working. Because these treatments only fight cancer cells, not healthy ones, they may give you fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

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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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