Targeted therapy: Your doctor may consider regorafenib (Stivarga) if your metastatic colon cancer has progressed despite other treatment.Radiation to ease symptoms. You may also want to consider joining a clinical trial. These are studies that test new drugs or treatments to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn’t available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a good fit for you.
If Your Colon Cancer Comes Back
Doctors call colon cancer “recurrent” if it comes back (recurs) after treatment. It may come back in or near the same area, or in a different part of your body.Recurrence is most likely in people who had more advanced colon cancer the first time.Treatment may involve:
- Surgery to remove the recurrences
- If all the cancer can’t be removed in an operation, chemotherapy is the main treatment.
- Clinical trials are another option