26
Jan

Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients?

Study found the treatment often wasn’t beneficial, but cancer expert says more research is needed

(HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged colon cancer patients may be getting chemotherapy more often than is warranted, a new study suggests.

“Most of the young patients received postoperative systemic chemotherapy, including multi-[drug] regimens, which are currently not recommended for most patients with early stage colon cancer,” the study authors wrote. The research team was led by Dr. Kangmin Zhu from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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