Aug 10, 2004 - 3:51 pm
I had a stage 1 rectal tumor removed and the surgeon is letting the decision on radiation therapy up to me. The surgeon told me today the reoccurrence rate for my particular cancer is 37% and the average time is 18 months. I have a pacemaker, a 100% blockage of my left internal carotid artery, 40% coronary blockage, prior stroke and have had over 50 skin cancers removed in the past few years. I want to enjoy the rest of my life and would appreciate any suggestions or comments on the pros and cons of radiation therapy. Thank you.