The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer can be given:

    • after surgery  - the aim is to remove all traces of the cancer from the body reducing the chances of the cancer coming back in the future
    • before surgery  - the aim is to shrink the cancer to increase the chances of successful surgery
    • when the cancer cannot be cured by surgery chemotherapy  - the aim is to control the cancer and to help with symptom management

If chemotherapy has been recommended more information about the specific drugs can be found by clicking on this link.

Please click on this link to find out more information about the chemotherapy service within the Leeds Cancer Centre