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, 1 suspicious lymph node
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, suspiciouss lymph node shrinked 65%
April 2017, started folfox 10 rounds, every second week