• Chemo for anal cancer?

    Asked by mtnrose on Monday, December 3, 2018

    Chemo for anal cancer?

    Has anyone opted out of getting chemo/radiation for anal cancer?

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
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      mtnrose

      mtnraindancer, I agree that we each need to be our own advocates and be responsible for our own care. I always research everything a doctor recommends whether it be medications or treatment just so I know what the possible side effects might be or risks involving a procedure.
      I found out yesterday during my first consult with the colo-rectal surgeon that I will have to do chemo-radiation first. Then, if that's not successful in removing the tumor and all cancer cells in that area, I will be having surgery which will leave me with a colostomy.

      10 months ago
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      mtnrose

      Not feeling very confident that I'll be able to avoid having surgery either.

      10 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @mtnrose know that you will remain in my prayers everynight. Also remember you can always get a second opinion most insurances pay for a second opinion. My first Dr. was routining me to hospice. I got a second opinion and I am still here fighting cancer 8 years later. I am signing off WhatNext for the next 2 weeks while I move to Olympia WA but I will be praying for you.

      10 months ago

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