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What are the treatment options for stage III colon cancer?

Surgery is the most common treatment for stage III colon cancer. Chemotherapy can be used to target the cancer cells, and is most often used when the cancer has spread beyond the colon. Radiation therapy may also be used.

Stage 3 colorectal cancer is usually treated using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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