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Why would my doctor recommend surgery if it cannot cure my colon cancer?

In the later stages of colon cancer, surgery cannot usually cure the cancer because it has spread. However, surgery may still help, particularly by easing the painful symptoms of colon cancer. Intestinal obstructions may also be removed by surgery.

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