A 30-year-old female asked:
does chemo radiation kills the remaining cancerous cells of a t4 colon cancer ? surgery has been done and also how to know if there are stillcancercel
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Woods answered
27 years experience Pathology
It should.: Chemo and radiation are supposed to do what surgery may not be able to, and that is kill the remaining cancer cells/tissue in the body. Taking levels of CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) can be used to check for recurrence of the cancer. Radiologic exam, blood count, colonoscopy every 1 to 3 years, and liver tests can also be used to check for recurrence.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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