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A 39-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me if tumor and resection went fine why chemo?

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Dr. Sandhya Srinivas
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
To prevent : Even if the tumor is completely removed there may be microscopic cells that may have escaped prior to removal - the goal of chemotherapy is to treat those
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