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Will I need chemotherapy after colon cancer surgery?

Dr. Daniel M. Labow, MD
Surgical Oncologist

Many patients with colon cancer wonder if they'll need chemotherapy after surgery. In this WisePatient video, oncologist Daniel Labow, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains that, for some patients, chemotherapy may not be necessary.

Depending on the stage, a patient that has colon cancer will more than likely need surgery, as well as chemotherapy.

After colon cancer surgery, a patient may need chemotherapy, but it is not required in all cases.

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