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How is stage III colorectal cancer treated?

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Stage III colorectal cancers have spread outside the colon to one or more lymph nodes. Treatment involves:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor and all involved lymph nodes if possible
  • Chemotherapy after surgery
  • Radiation if the tumor is large and invading the tissue surrounding the colon

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American Cancer Society.

FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

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