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I had sigmoid region cancer in colon . Ihad surgery d and took chemo and last 7 years I am gettig colonoscopy done is normal. Should i continue colon?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes for sure

Need to keep close eye on chance of recurrence.
May b able to have them less frequently but ask surgeon.

In brief: Yes for sure

Need to keep close eye on chance of recurrence.
May b able to have them less frequently but ask surgeon.
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Dr. Jorge Lopez-Canino
Normal colonoscopy? Great news!!! Your next colonoscopy should be done in 5 years, or earlier if elevated tumor markers, bleeding or any concerns for possible recurrence. The key is regular follow up with your oncologist or your primary doctor
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For general

Population, once a decade is adequate.
I do not know the features of your sigmoid cancer, but the fact that you had chemo suggests either nodes or a deeply penetrating lesion. I'd listen and follow the advice of your surgeon, and ask if he/she focuses on proctology and if there is one in your community. Total colon scopes are usually done by medical GI folks.

In brief: For general

Population, once a decade is adequate.
I do not know the features of your sigmoid cancer, but the fact that you had chemo suggests either nodes or a deeply penetrating lesion. I'd listen and follow the advice of your surgeon, and ask if he/she focuses on proctology and if there is one in your community. Total colon scopes are usually done by medical GI folks.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

It's wise to keep doing this and even recommended as polyps can always develop and give rise to recurrent cancer.

In brief: Yes.

It's wise to keep doing this and even recommended as polyps can always develop and give rise to recurrent cancer.
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