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Dear all;

I'm writing from Turkey. My dad has colon cancer. He had a surgery 11 month ago, some parth of large intestine ,near to rectum, was taken.Cancer was on 3rd stage. He had 28 radiotheraphy and 10 chemotheraphy,he'll have 2 more chemo.But he has so much pain in his intestine. Is this pain going to stop after chemo finish or going to continue forever? Please help me ,

Thaks a lot and best regards.
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replied April 26th, 2010
I am not sure that I understand why he is having pain. Radiation therapy can cause pain in the rectum and in the anal canal, due to inflammation, but this usually resolves within a couple of weeks after finishing radiation therapy.

Your Dad should certainly ask his Oncologist or/and his Surgeon about the cause of this pain, and about any treatments that might be available to treat it.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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