KathyLynn wrote: . . . I’m really confused. They said some over treat ITC. But then what is under treat??
KathyLynn wrote:My surgeon does not want me to have radiation
I’ll be in touch
KathyLynn wrote:... I don’t think there’s much research on this...
In patients with pN0 CRC, cancer relapse was significantly associated with ITCs in regional LNs. ITCs should be considered among the clinicobiologic variables that identify high-risk patients who can benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.
This study provides compelling evidence that ITC in stage I & II colon cancer patients are associated with significantly worse disease-free and overall survival. Based on these data, the presence of ITC should be classified as a high risk factor in stage I & II colon cancer patients who might benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.
KathyLynn wrote:...Should I go for chemo/Rad? What does radiation do after surgery? Is it that bad? ...
Radiation therapy fields should include the tumor or tumor bed, with a 2–5 cm margin, the presacral nodes, and the internal iliac nodes...
KathyLynn wrote:... I wish there was a test for this...
KathyLynn wrote:...My doctor will be on GBMC’s FB Page Live tomorrow at 10:00, just an FYI Dr. DiRocco.
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