A 29-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:
stage iii-b crc removed surgically 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago surgery was performed to remove post op adhesion blocking the small intestines, suggested chemo is capeox. when should treatment begin?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
As soon as: The surgery heals. We try to do it no later than 6 weeks from the cancer surgery but of course, stuff can sometimes happen that can delay it. Best to you.
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Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo for stage iii colorectal cancer would be combination of 5fu/oxaliplatin or capecitabine/oxaliplatin. Chemo can be started as soon as you are recovering well from your surgery. It can be started 4-6 weeks from surgery-providing that all surgical site is healed. Good luck. It is not a common thing to have a colon cancer at age of 30- thus a genetic counselling/testing is recommended.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2013
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