What is the role of surgery in the treatment of colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Surgery currently is the definitive treatment modality. [1] The image below depicts standard colectomies for adenocarcinoma of the colon.

Standard colectomies for adenocarcinoma of the col Standard colectomies for adenocarcinoma of the colon.

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