What are the Main Treatment Options for Colorectal Cancer?

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What are the Main Treatment Options for Colorectal Cancer?

 

Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for colon or rectal cancer.

This entails removing the segment of the colon involved by the cancer as well as the lymph nodes draining via the mesentery. If the cancer is small and early, minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery can be done, with smaller incisions, less pain, and faster recovery. 

Additional treatment in the form of chemotherapy or radiation may provide additional benefit and this may be best discussed with your specialists.

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