Made my dessicion, will go for W&W, going to see my oncologist this week, would like to start folfox asap.
Had mri and scope couple of weeks ago, negative, surgeon is pushing for W&W, I was hopeing for this outcome at the begining of therapy, but one never knows.
Sorry to hear ronjay about yoursituation, hope every thing goes well.
You have to be your own advocate. My initial surgeon want complete package, chemo/rad, surgery than chemo, I am so thankfull for that, my radiologis thought chemo/rad was overkilling. My first surgeon sent me to someone who is specialized in rectal surgery, laparoscopic, he suggested W&W , for him I could skip folfox. My family GP , and friend at same time ask me : "Are you trying to live longer or cure it?".
My oncologist, when I told her its risky, she said "every thing in life is risky".
Now, go and figure!
Will you go on chemo after surgery to kill any free floating cells?
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55 year at the time of diagnosis, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor size 4.5cm, 9.2 cm from anal verge
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Chemo/rad finished end of January 2017, focus was on lymph nodes
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, no evidence of cancer
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative