A 78-year-old member asked:
Does a delay of 3 months before starting chemo affect the survival statistics in stage 3 colon cancer? 2 lymph nodes involved.
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Any delay over 56 days has been shown to decrease survival rates.
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Gregory Hinesanswered
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly: Positive lymph nodes indicate that your cancer has spread. Any delay can be significant.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Ritesh Rathore commented
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
recent data has suggested that starting chemo at 4 weeks after surgery has better outcomes than at 12 weeks.
Feb 8, 2012
Last updated Dec 26, 2017
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