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Chemotherapy after colon surgery

i am now recuperating from my last week colon surgery. my doctor said that cancer cells were not found anywhere in my body but there may be some cells that they have not found so i need chemotherapy. can you give me kind words and experiences that will help me understand more of my future. thank you so much. efren
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replied November 4th, 2010
Since you did not share the results of the pathology report from your surgery, I can only generally tell you that patients who have colon cancer that has spread through the wall of the colon, or into the lymph nodes around the colon, or to other organs in the body, will require chemotherapy to reduce the risk of their cancer coming back again. If any of these situations apply to you, and if you are in reasonably good health, then chemotherapy would be appropriate for you.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race" (2010)

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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