How about rad/chemo combined, I am stage 1, my surgeon treated it that it was much higher level, my radiologist wasnt trilled with dessiccion of chemo/rad, my oncologist was ok with that, any way I had chemo/rad, and cancer was gonne, was reffered to second surgeon, he said no need for surgery, my first surgeon still wanted me to have mop-chemo, my oncologist agreed, so thats where I am now, and hopefully this will be my last treatment.
With cancers its like gambling, what works on one, might not work on another, but more is better.
While back I did a lots of research, and found that 75% of cancers that were treated only surgically, no chemo, came back within 2 years, it was some european study, cant find it again.
55 year, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor 4.5cm,
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Xeloda 1750 twice a day and Radiation 50 gy finished end of January 2017
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, just scar left, no evidence of cancer
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative