Chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer

Chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy is called chemoradiotherapy or chemoradiation. You might have it as part of your treatment for rectal cancer.

About chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer

Treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy together is called chemoradiotherapy. You might have this treatment for cancer of the back passage (rectal cancer). 

Side effects of chemoradiotherapy

Most people will have some side effects from chemoradiotherapy for cancer of the back passage (rectum). See what side effects you might have and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
15 Oct 2018
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