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What is neoadjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer?

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You'll get this treatment before surgery. Chemotherapy can shrink the tumor so your surgeon can completely remove it with fewer complications. You might also get chemotherapy with radiation, because it makes the radiation more effective.

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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