NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Colon Cancer - page 25

NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Colon Cancer
Version 1.2012
Part 4:
Treating colon cancer
A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming.
You will likely have many questions about
your diagnosis and treatment. Your decision
about treatment is important for your long-
term health and quality of life. Part 4 gives a
brief review of colon cancer treatments and
other key issues.
Part 4:
Treating colon cancer
Main Points
• Treating colon cancer takes a team of health care workers.
• You may wish to get a 2
opinion on your treatment plan.
• Surgery and radiotherapy treat cancer in or near the colon.
• Systemic therapy treats cancer throughout the body. It includes
chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
• There may be research on new treatments that you can take part in.
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