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Colon Cancer, Version 1.2017

PAT-N-0989-0717

What are treatment options for colon cancer?

Stage I

Follow-up care in some cases.

■ Surgery to remove the cancer and some lymph nodes. After surgery,

follow-up care is started.

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Stages II & III

Chemotherapy before surgery if the tumor has grown through the

colon wall to nearby sites.

Surgery to remove the cancer and some lymph nodes. Otherwise,

chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy.

Chemotherapy after surgery for some stage II and most stage III

cancers.

Follow-up care when there are no signs of cancer after treatment.

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Stage IV

Colon and liver/lung surgery and chemotherapy with or without local

treatment to the distant site with cancer.

Colon surgery, local treatment, and chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy without surgery.

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Return of

cancer in

distant sites

■ Liver/lung surgery, local treatment, and chemotherapy.

■ Local treatment and chemotherapy.

■ Chemotherapy without surgery.

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What chemotherapy is commonly used?

FOLFOX or CapeOX with or without bevacizumab, panitumumab, or cetuximab

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FOLFIRI with or without bevacizumab, panitumumab, or cetuximab

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FOLFOXIRI with or without bevacizumab

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5-FU/LV or capecitabine with or without bevacizumab, panitumumab, or cetuximab

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Infusional 5-FU/LV, irinotecan, capecitabine, panitumumab, or cetuximab alone

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What are some tips for making good treatment decisions?

Ask your doctors many questions. Also, you could get a second opinion, attend support

groups, and compare pros and cons.

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