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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Colon Cancer, Version 1.2017

Colon Cancer


6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Colon cancer basics

Explains this cancer and its stages.

14 Part 2 Treatment planning

Describes the health care needed before


23 Part 3 Overview of cancer treatments

Briefly describes the treatments used to

cure and control colon cancer.

36 Part 4 Treatment guide: Nonmetastatic cancer

Presents treatment options for colon

cancer that hasn’t spread to distant sites.

46 Part 5 Treatment guide: Metastatic cancer

Presents treatment options for colon

cancer that has spread to the liver or


56 Part 6 Treatment guide: Chemotherapy

Presents the order of drug options for

advanced disease.

62 Part 7 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best


70 Glossary



78 NCCN Panel Members 79 NCCN Member Institutions 80 Index