• What should I expect newly diagnosed whit rectal cancer?

    Asked by everclearpc on Friday, June 15, 2012

    What should I expect newly diagnosed whit rectal cancer?

    I just got my results from my colonoscopy yesterday He said it was cancer.I am 29 years old its located in my rectum about 2 to 3 inches in and about the size of a nickle.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Your question is really impossible to answer in terms of treatment. There are just way to many variables from patient to patient. You and your oncologist will develop a treatment plan based on your specific cancer, you medical and personal history, you overall health, etc.

      over 4 years ago
    • everclearpc's Avatar

      thank you

      over 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      If possible, get yourself to a colorectal specialist, rather than just a general oncologist or oncologic surgeon. I know that the care I've had with colorectal specialists has far surpassed what I would have had with generalists, tho with a very rare colorectal cancer, I needed the specialists to have any hope.

      You are young; it is worth the extra effort to go to a Sloan Kettering or MD Anderson or Johns Hopkins for care.

      over 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      Mine was early stage & had a colon resection, no further treatment. I am sure you had surgery by now & I hope you are doing well.

      about 4 years ago
    • Knockonwood's Avatar

      Every cancer is individual and responds differently. nancyjac is right on. Hopefully you are in good physical condition now as that will improve your odds in successfully treating the disease. I recommend getting 3-4 opinions and doing some research on your own before making a decision on treatment.

      about 4 years ago

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