Goal of Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

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Chemotherapy drugs kill all cells that grow rapidly, including cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. You may have it for any of the following reasons.

  • To help shrink a tumor before surgery

  • To prevent the cancer from coming back after surgery

  • To treat cancer that has spread to other parts of your body

  • To make radiation therapy more effective by making cells more sensitive to the radiation

  • To treat cancer that has come back

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