that was in spring 2007The first opinion: 5-6 weeks radiation with chemo pill, wait 8 weeks, first surgery with a colostomy bag, 6 months of chemotherapy, 2nd surgery to reverse bag (hopefully).
40 y/o male, kids 6&9
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer S3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPECT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
hawkowl wrote:Option 2 is not only done to reduce the chance of needing surgery...there is also a hypothetical long term survival advantage to treating the micrometasteses first (and not waiting 4-6 months to do this as would be required in option 1)
NHMike wrote: I didn't know about the second part. I'll keep it mind and will probably eventually read about it in a paper.
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