The healthcare professionals looking after you meet regularly as a team, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). They will look at your test results and your general health and talk about which treatments may be suitable for you.
You will have an appointment with a member of the team to talk about your test results and the benefits and risks of the treatment options.
You may be offered more than one of these treatments. You may have chemotherapy and radiotherapy together (chemoradiation) if there is a high risk of the cancer coming back.
There are also treatments for bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Making a decision about which treatment to have can be difficult. Your healthcare team will support you and answer your questions. We have suggested some questions you might like to take with you to your appointments.
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Updated August 2018. Due for review March 2019.