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    Decision Point (surgery recommended - removal of rectum with bag): terrified of surgery at age 80

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      NanaL

      I completely understand why you would be terrified of this type of surgery. I also had rectal cancer and now have a permanent colostomy bag. I would strongly advise you to get a second opinion as that is something I will always regret. If you are only a stage 1, is this type of surgery necessary? I don't know all of the details but a 2nd surgery consultation may put your mind at ease. Best wishes! I was a stage 3 when diagnosed.

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