Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy) - jmrud1y

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on July 26, 2015 View this journey (1 Experience)

Diagnosed and treated(surgery) in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Declined chemo and or radiation. Drs suggested take it or leave it - stage 2 it's up to you - no recomendation.

Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
  • ruth2nd's Avatar

    Wow. I'm surprised your doctors said take it or leave it for stage 2. I had stage 3 and I had chemo and radiation. I am now cancer free according to tests. Maybe you should get a second opinion to consider.

    about 4 years ago
  • readingrocket's Avatar

    I agree with ruth2nd - get a second opinion. I have stage 2 colon cancer and I am receiving chemo due to the aggressive nature of my tumor. Chemo increases my odds of not getting this cancer back. Wishing you the best!

    about 4 years ago
  • papabill's Avatar

    Why decline? I would run, not walk and find another oncologist for a second opinion. What a comment, "take it or leave it.' With Stage II there should be no question of moving ahead with treatment and striving to become becoming cancer-free. As with ruth2nd, I was diagnosed with Stage IIII colorectal cancer. Went through pre-surgery radiation and chemo, surgery, ileostomy reversal, six months of follow-up (FolFox) chemo and now have every three-month blood tests with my oncologist and six months CAT scan and so far have been cancer-free. No one says it is easy, but better than the alternative as long as you have the chance. Keep the faith.

    about 4 years ago

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