5 doctors weighed in:
Husband had colon cancer 7 years ago, chemo/radiation/surgery took 12 in, why still serious pot prob?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sphincter Control
First of all, congrats to your husband for being 7 years cancer-free.
I need to make some assumptions in order to answer this question, namely, that your husband had ca of the rectum, since it was rx'd with chemo and rt. If so, the connection after the resection may be very close to the rectal sphincter, leading to difficulty controlling bowel movements. I suggest he see his surgeon with you.

In brief: Sphincter Control
First of all, congrats to your husband for being 7 years cancer-free.
I need to make some assumptions in order to answer this question, namely, that your husband had ca of the rectum, since it was rx'd with chemo and rt. If so, the connection after the resection may be very close to the rectal sphincter, leading to difficulty controlling bowel movements. I suggest he see his surgeon with you.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Clarification
Pot prob? Is there a question here?

In brief: Clarification
Pot prob? Is there a question here?
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors