NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Colon Cancer, Version 1.2014
• Surgery for stage I colon cancer with a T1
tumor is based on whether the cancer is likely
• Surgery is recommended for stage I (T2), II,
and III colon cancer if you are able and willing
to have it. You may receive chemotherapy
after surgery if the return of cancer is likely.
• Some stage IV colon cancers can be treated
with surgery. If surgery isn’t possible, you can
receive chemotherapy with or without targeted
• Follow-up testing is for people who have no
signs of cancer after treatment and is used to
find recurrences early.