Colon Cancer Treatment Options
By Julie Wilkinson, BSN, RN, About.com Guide
- Newly Diagnosed
- Surgery for Colon Cancer
- Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer
- Radiation Therapy for Colon Cancer
- Targeted Therapies for Colon Cancer
You may be overwhelmed if you or a loved one has just received a diagnosis of colon cancer. Start here to learn more about the basics of treatment options, which will enable you to take an active part in your treatment plan.
Surgery for Colon Cancer
Bowel surgery is a common treatment option for colon cancer. Learn more about what surgery entails, how to prepare and what to expect following your surgery for colon cancer.
Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer
Chemotherapy is a powerful tool for fighting many types of colon cancer. If your doctor has suggested chemotherapy, read more to learn the basics of chemotherapy and the medications that may be used to fight your colon cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Colon Cancer
Radiation therapy is a powerful tool that is sometimes used to treat colon cancers. If your doctor has suggested radiation therapy, read here to learn more about what and how radiation therapy works, which may help calm any fears you have of this treatment modality.
Targeted Therapies for Colon Cancer
Targeted therapies, or molecularly targeted therapies, help treat colon cancer by fighting the disease at the molcular level. Monoclonal antibody therapy is a type of targeted therapy, which identifies the proteins specific to colon cancers and targets them. Learn more about this new treatment modality and take an active part in your treatment plan.