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How is colorectal cancer treated once it has spread into the body?

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Once the cancer has spread into the body, treatment becomes more complex. It will usually involve chemotherapy or other targeted colorectal cancer treatments.

From: Rectal & Colon Cancer in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer;" "Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors;" "Frequently Asked Questions About Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy;" and "Detailed Guide: Colon and Rectum Cancer." Speights, V. , 1991; vol 84: pp 575-578. CDC web site: ''Colorectal Cancer Statistics;''  ''Fast Facts About Colorectal Cancer.'' WebMD Medscape: "Issues in Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, Screening, and Surveillance;” "Study: Men Need Earlier Colonoscopies." Regula, J. , Nov. 2, 2006; vol 355: pp1863-1872. Cho, E. 2004; vol 140: pp 603-614. Slattery, M. , 1998; vol 148: pp 4-16. Nilsen, T. , 2001; vol 84: pp 417-422. Southern Medical JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine,American Journal of EpidemiologyBritish Journal of CancerNew England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer;" "Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors;" "Frequently Asked Questions About Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy;" and "Detailed Guide: Colon and Rectum Cancer." Speights, V. , 1991; vol 84: pp 575-578. CDC web site: ''Colorectal Cancer Statistics;''  ''Fast Facts About Colorectal Cancer.'' WebMD Medscape: "Issues in Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, Screening, and Surveillance;” "Study: Men Need Earlier Colonoscopies." Regula, J. , Nov. 2, 2006; vol 355: pp1863-1872. Cho, E. 2004; vol 140: pp 603-614. Slattery, M. , 1998; vol 148: pp 4-16. Nilsen, T. , 2001; vol 84: pp 417-422. Southern Medical JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine,American Journal of EpidemiologyBritish Journal of CancerNew England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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