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Colon Cancer Chemo Necessary
Depends on stage: Chemotherapy is never used for stage 1 cancers (early). It is sometimes used in stage 2 cancers (early but more advanced than stage 1). Chemotherapy is definitely beneficial in stage 3 cancers (locally advanced) and in stage 4 cancers (distant spread). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
Why does my wife need chemo? My wife was operated on for colon cancer it went well they removed 12 lymphnodes 4 of them had traces of cancer we just had a petscan and it came back clean no organs affected.Why would my wife need chemo if scan was clean.?
PET : Pet scans usually can only see tumor measuring about the size of a small raisin (1 cm). A tumor this size already contains about 1 billion cancer cells. When multiple lymph nodes are invovled there is a very high chance that there are tiny clusters of cells in other lymph nodes, surrounding tissues, or organs. Chemotherapy or other treatments are often given after surgery to hopefully kill these remaining bad cells. We know that this increases the chances of beating the disease based on randomized trials in which brave people who had colon cancer in their lymph nodes and normal scans after the operation agreed to get chemotherapy or not based on the flip of a coin. Those who got the chemotherapy lived longer and had relapses less often and later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If colon cancer was there several can chemotherapy actually cause cancer to spread ? As all was fine before chemo ( no distant spread ) ?
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I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, i'm on folfox6. I read cq10 will help in stopping cancer sells from growing.Take it while chemo? Dosage?
Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha
when she finished her 6wks of chemo she
Palliative care: We're working to improve palliative care for patient.S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend says she has type IV colon cancer, and it is blood borne, so she is going to have chemo. What does it mean when it becomes blood borne?
Depends on chemo: The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the chemos involved. In general bone marrow suppression (bms) causing lower red blood cells (rbcs) with anemia, lowered wbcs with increased risk of infection, and lowerd platelets with increased risk of bleeding. Oxalipaltin ("o" in folfox) can cause numbness or cold induced nerve pain. Irinotecan ("i" in folfiri) causes diarrhea. Etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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