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What will my doctor want to know when choosing the right treatment for colorectal cancer?

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To find the best treatment for your colorectal cancer, or cancer in your colon or rectum, you doctor will want to know:

  • How large your tumor is and how far the cancer has spread in your body (called the stage of your disease)
  • How well certain treatments will work for you
  • How healthy you are
  • The side effects of treatment
  • The option you’d prefer

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

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