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Colorectal cancer

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Treatments for colon cancer

Treatments offered for colon cancer depend on the stage and location of the tumour.

Surgery and chemotherapy are the most common treatments used for colon cancer. Targeted therapy and radiation therapy may also be used in some cases.

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Kathleen Murphy She knew that indoor tanning could pose serious health risks and this motivated her to push for a tan-free prom at her school.

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Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life

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For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.

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