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What happens if colorectal cancer comes back?

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If it recurs in only one part of the body, you may need an operation to remove it. If it has spread to several parts of the body, you may need chemotherapy with or without radiation. Targeted therapy and immunotherapy may also be part of your treatment. You may consider joining a clinical trial, where researchers study new treatments to see how well they work.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Colorectal Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

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American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Colorectal Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

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