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How is Colorectal Cancer treated?




On diagnosis of colorectal cancer the most common treatment options involve:*


• 66 % surgical resection for colorectal cancer

• 33 % radiotherapy for rectal cancer

• 31 % chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

• 3 % radiotherapy for colon cancer


* National Cancer Registration & Analysis Service and Cancer Research UK “Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Tumour Resections in England: 2013-2014” Workbook. London: NCRAS; 2017

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