Other Treatment Options


Chemotherapy is used as an adjuvant therapy. This means that it is used in support of surgery which is the main modality of treatment.

Chemotherapy is usually recommended for stage 3 and stage 4 cancers.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is also an adjuvant therapy.

It is usually used for rectal cancers that are more locally advanced. It is usually not required for colon cancer.

Under certain special circumstances, your doctor may recommend chemotherapy and / or radiation therapy before surgery.