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Posted by HFHSM.D.-rb on February 04, 1998 at 13:34:40:

In Reply to: Colon Cancer posted by Susan Adamczyk on January 28, 1998 at 15:53:30:

: What are the most current treatments for colon cancer (early stage in a young female)? Is 5FU the best treatment?
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Dear Susan:
      Appropriate treatment for colon cancer depends on the tumor stage at diagnosis.  Tumor stage is determined by 1) the depth of invasion of the bowel wall, 2) the presence or absence of local (lymph node) involvement and 3) distant metastases (e.g. to the liver).
      Early stage tumors which are not associated with spread to lymph nodes or distant sites can be treated with surgery alone.  If lymph nodes are involved
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