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How long can a person live with a bowel obstruction after cancer surgery?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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How soon after the surgery did the bowel obstruction occur? Is it a large- or small bowel obstruction? Do the doctors believe the obstruction is due to recurrent cancer or adhesions? Is it an incomplete or complete obstruction? Please ask these questions of the treating physicians for a better understanding of this complex problem.

In brief: Need more info.
How soon after the surgery did the bowel obstruction occur? Is it a large- or small bowel obstruction? Do the doctors believe the obstruction is due to recurrent cancer or adhesions? Is it an incomplete or complete obstruction? Please ask these questions of the treating physicians for a better understanding of this complex problem.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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It would depend on the site of obstruction, the severity of obstruction, the extent of cancer spread, palliative treatment given (if no definitive treatment is given for the obstruction) for the obstruction, general health of the person etc.

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It would depend on the site of obstruction, the severity of obstruction, the extent of cancer spread, palliative treatment given (if no definitive treatment is given for the obstruction) for the obstruction, general health of the person etc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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