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Treatment for colorectal cancer

There are many different types of treatment for colorectal cancer. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.

Treatment for colorectal cancer depends on an number of factors such as where your cancer is located, the size of the tumour, if it has spread, your current fitness and general health as well as your treatment preferences.1

Common treatments include: 2

  • Surgery – removing all or part of the affected bowel
  • Radiation Therapy – uses radiation to precisely target cancer cells and destroy them, while minimising dose to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
  • Chemotherapy – uses specialist drugs that destroy cancer cells
  • Targeted therapies – this type of therapy aims to destroy only cancer cells, whilst leaving healthy cells intact

Treatment at Icon

Icon centres offer a range of colorectal cancer treatments to meet the needs of our patients. We utilise the latest technology and techniques to treat colorectal cancer, including the latest in radiation therapy treatments.


For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Treatment options for bowel cancer. (n.d). Bowel Cancer Australia. Retrieved on 15th February 2019 from
  2. Colorectal cancer treatment. (n.d). SingHealth. Retrieved on 26 August 2019 from

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