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SURGERY at 85

ricky11
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Joined: Feb 2003

My Dad is 85 with tumor (stage 4) in his transverse colon. He has always been in great health. No problems or hereditary problems. Doctors don't seem to want to operate and point him to chemo. We have seen other 8X year olds get operated on. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience in this??
Thanks

phemail
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi, My grandfather had colon cancer at the age of 88. He had a colostomy done and at the age of 90 he had it reversed and lived to be 98. This was 15 years ago and they have come a long way since. I myself am 51 and have had the same surgery last May but mine can't be reversed but I am cancer free. Hope this helps.

joe08536
Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2003

Well, in my chemotherapy group, two of the paitents were over 80 and one in her late 80's had a procedure which was "non-invasive" where they "injected" gas into her abdomen to perform an inspection and resect her colon but otherwise it left her with a medium sized scar. She was actually doing the chemotherapy as well.

Best Regards,

Joe G.

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