Colon Cancer Treatments
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) offers a number of different conventional options for colon cancer treatment. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are three common forms of treatment that have been used to effectively treat colon cancer for a number of years. CTCA cancer doctors will look at a variety of factors to help determine the most appropriate colon cancer treatment for you. Some of the factors include your age, general state of health, as well as the extent and stage of your colon cancer.
Examples of some of the colon cancer treatments available at CTCA are as follows:
Colon cancer surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment for colon cancer. It still has an important role in treatment of this disease. Some of the types of surgery available for colorectal cancer are:
Colon cancer chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with drugs that can eliminate cancerous cells by impeding their growth and reproduction.
Colon cancer radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with other conventional colon cancer treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. In recent years, radiation therapy has made a number of advancements to help reduce side effects and increase treatment effectiveness. To learn more about some of the latest developments in radiation therapy for colon cancer treatment, review the links below.
- High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Similar to colon cancer chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy uses drugs that help keep colon cancer cells from getting the hormones and nutrients they need to continue to grow.
New/innovative therapies are therapies that may not be offered at every hospital because of expense, expertise or lack of experience in colon cancer treatment.
Complementary therapies are an array of additional therapies we offer in conjunction with conventional colon cancer treatments to help reduce side effects and improve your overall quality of life. After all, at CTCA, we treat all of you—not just your cancer.