Tag: Colon Cancer

A healthy lifestyle after colon cancer treatment is associated with better outcomes

Recently, scientists went back to analyze how patients’ diets and activity levels while undergoing chemotherapy may affect their outcome in related to colon cancer recurrence. This data was based off of surveys that the patient’s completed while undergoing trials for chemotherapy options of stage III colon cancer.  In these post-trial analyses, they found that patients… Read more »

Less chemotherapy after colon cancer surgery may be just as effective in some patients

Recently, results of the International Duration Evaluation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy (IDEA) trial were published. This study compared the efficacy of two different durations of chemotherapy after resection of stage III colon cancer: 3 months vs 6 months of chemotherapy with standard chemotherapy drugs, 5FU and oxaliplatin.  The study showed only a very small benefit in… Read more »