• Anybody here with rectal cancer taking part in that clinical trial where they do the post surgery chemo before surgery?

    Asked by CrazyHarry on Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Anybody here with rectal cancer taking part in that clinical trial where they do the post surgery chemo before surgery?

    This would be in place of the radiation before surgery.

    I signed up but was put in the group that receives the standard therapy

    3 Answers from the Community

    • cindywho's Avatar
      cindywho

      Hi CrazyHarry I am a rectal cancer survivor but I am totally baffled on what you mean???? I did chemo radiation before my surgeries. I wore a bag for 6 months another round of chemo then another surgery. What do you mean about clinical trial post surgery chemo??? Thanks Cindy Burnett rectal cancer survivor

      over 4 years ago
    • Okiegrandma's Avatar
      Okiegrandma

      Perhaps you misspoke. I was advised to have chemo PRE surgery to knock down the tumors. After six chemo treatments I had surgery to remove the tumors in my colon and liver, which was successful. However, I had mets in my lungs that are inoperable and very stubborn. Probably have to take chemo from now on. Doc said that having surgery before chemo often makes tumors in alternate sites grow faster. That's why he wanted to knock down tumors first.

      over 4 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      When I went to Mayo for staging and treatment plans, I was informed by the Radiation Oncologist that there was a clinical trial going to my exact situation. The normal treatment is radiation/chemo for 28 days. The clinical trial that I'm in started with the Chemo that normally is given post surgery before surgery to see if radiation can be omitted.

      over 4 years ago

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