Treatment Options for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer usually grows slowly and in a predictable way so if it is diagnosed early in most cases it can be treated successfully. 

Treatment for colorectal cancer will depend on:

  • the type of cancer
  • the stage of cancer
  • which treatments the person chooses to have

Treatments may include:

  • drug therapy (chemotherapy)
  • radiation therapy
  • other treatment options
  • clinical drug trials

You will work with your healthcare team to make the right treatment choices for you. 

To learn more about types of colorectal cancer treatment, please click here.

Information courtesy of Canadian Cancer Society