Whether to have the chemo and radiation treatment - Chuck

Decision Point Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (5 Experiences)

The surgeon who was excellent felt that he had removed all the cancerous tissue. He said a very diligent radiologist found a single cancerous cell in just one lymph node which is very unusual and that put it at a stage 3 vice 1. He said usually when it has spread there are thousands of cells and it almost jumps out at you under a microscope.

My wife, who is a registered nurse, felt it would do more harm than goodd to go through with the chemo/radiation therapy recommended by my Oncologist who was also excellent. I asked my surgeon's advice. He said if I didn't go through with it and the cancer returned, I wouldn't be able to forgive myself. I agreed with him and went through with the recommended treatment.

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