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What is adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer?

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You'll get this treatment after your cancer is surgically removed. The surgery may not get rid of all the cancer cells. Adjuvant chemotherapy kills any that may have been missed, like cells that may have metastasized or spread to your 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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