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Does a delay of 3 months before starting chemo affect the survival statistics in stage 3 colon cancer? 2 lymph nodes involved.

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Positive lymph nodes indicate that your cancer has spread.
Any delay can be significant.

In brief: Possibly

Positive lymph nodes indicate that your cancer has spread.
Any delay can be significant.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
recent data has suggested that starting chemo at 4 weeks after surgery has better outcomes than at 12 weeks.
Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Any delay over 56 days has been shown to decrease survival rates.

In brief: Yes

Any delay over 56 days has been shown to decrease survival rates.
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