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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): Diagnosed and treated(surgery) in Cherry Hill, NJ.
    Declined chemo and or radiation. Drs suggested take it or leave it - stage 2 it's up to you - no recomendation.

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      ruth2nd

      Wow. I'm surprised your doctors said take it or leave it for stage 2. I had stage 3 and I had chemo and radiation. I am now cancer free according to tests. Maybe you should get a second opinion to consider.

      almost 4 years ago
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      readingrocket

      I agree with ruth2nd - get a second opinion. I have stage 2 colon cancer and I am receiving chemo due to the aggressive nature of my tumor. Chemo increases my odds of not getting this cancer back. Wishing you the best!

      almost 4 years ago
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      papabill

      Why decline? I would run, not walk and find another oncologist for a second opinion. What a comment, "take it or leave it.' With Stage II there should be no question of moving ahead with treatment and striving to become becoming cancer-free. As with ruth2nd, I was diagnosed with Stage IIII colorectal cancer. Went through pre-surgery radiation and chemo, surgery, ileostomy reversal, six months of follow-up (FolFox) chemo and now have every three-month blood tests with my oncologist and six months CAT scan and so far have been cancer-free. No one says it is easy, but better than the alternative as long as you have the chance. Keep the faith.

      almost 4 years ago
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