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How do medications treat colon cancer?

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy attack and kill the cancer cells. Certain drugs can help treat colon cancer by targeting the defects that caused the cells to grow abnormally. This type of targeted medication only works for some, and due to the high cost and side effects, are not recommended for all people with colon cancer.

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