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Colorectal Cancer: In Treatment: Chemotherapy

Summary: Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer takes place over a period of weeks or months depending on the particular drug or drugs used. Because the drugs travel throughout the body and affect both normal and malignant cells, they are given in courses, with some time allowed between doses for normal cells to repair themselves.

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