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What is adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer?

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Doctors may give you adjuvant chemotherapy after you have surgery to remove the cancer. The surgery may not eliminate all the cancer cells, so you get adjuvant chemotherapy treatment to kill any that may have been missed, such as cells that may have spread to the liver.

From: Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ)" and "Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ)" and "Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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