• All my cancer was removed along with 16 lymph nods in which 7 had in active cancer cells so why do chemo ?

    Asked by Jean on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    All my cancer was removed along with 16 lymph nods in which 7 had in active cancer cells so why do chemo ?

    All my markers are good no signs of cancer, chemo is just to make sure no unseen cancer is left is it worth it as in being sick from chemo ? I don't know anymore theres just no easy answers

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    • hometown's Avatar
      hometown

      Just wanted to put my two cents . I was stage 4 C colon cancer with 3 nodes positive. I felt like you they got the cancer out. Well I waited 3 months before I made the decision to have the chemo, as I was so afraid of what chemo can do to you. I did 6 months of chemo and yes I had my ups and downs, but I a still alive 2 years and 5 months since my surgery. Also a new mass has turned up in my pelvic area and the doctor was sure it was a recurrence, but after the biopsy's it came back non cancerous. I was lucky this time but if I didn't have the chemo I am sure it would have been malignant. So go for it and best of luck Joyce

      over 7 years ago
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      Peroll

      A 1 mm tumor has about 1 billion cells in it. Any tumor has to be at least 4 mm to be detected. All it takes is one rouge canser cell to grow and create a reoccurance. In this canse it is better safe that sorry

      about 7 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar
      alivenwell

      I had 2 lymph nodes that had cancer attached to a 12 inch of my colon. All 12 inches were removed and I was told it would be a recommendation to do chemo to be proactive against any potential spread of the cancer. It was unknown where it could go next.

      over 6 years ago

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