Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy) - ekdavis81

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on February 27, 2013 View this journey (2 Experiences)

My husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer this past January and the drs immediately scheduled him for surgery with the intent of resectioning. This didn't happen as the tumor was much larger (T3) than the surgeon originally thought. We instead ended up with more of an "exploratory surgery" which prepped him for radiation and chemo by also doing a ileostomy to minimize side effects. Has this happened to anyone else?

Went as Expected: Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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