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What is the daily life like of a person with colon cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 35 years experience
Like anyone else...: I have colon cancer. It has been successfully operated and removed. I didn't need chemo. Half of my colon is gone and I use the bathroom a bit more often than before. I otherwise eat and drink what i wish to have. I perform all my usual daily activities, surgery, on call, office hours etc. Function will be mostly determined by tumor burden and any spread. More advanced cases may be more limited.

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What to do when a person is suffering from colon cancer?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery, then...: The first line of treatment for colon cancer is surgical removal. Once removed, adjunctive therapies can include chemotherapy or radiation, plus close monitoring . In a few select situations pre-op radiation and chemo may be given to reduce the tumour size before resection. Good luck.

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