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Various factors affect a person's specific treatment plan for colon cancer. These include the type and stage of the disease, as well as how healthy the person is in general. Surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy are the usual treatments, and many people with colon cancer combine these modalities.
Because colon cancer treatment often damages healthy cells, unwanted side effects are common, and can vary from person to person, and even from one treatment session to the next. Your healthcare provider will explain possible side effects and suggest ways to help you manage them.
(Click Colon Cancer Treatment to learn more about the specific options discussed in this article, what to do if you have any questions, and the importance of clinical studies and follow-up care.)
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