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What is palliative chemotherapy for colorectal cancer?

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Palliative chemotherapy is used when colorectal cancer is advanced and has already spread to different parts of the body. In this situation, surgery cannot eliminate the cancer, so your best bet is to be treated with chemotherapy, which may shrink tumors, ease symptoms, and prolong life.

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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