Feb 22, 2011 - 3:33 pm
On 12/19/10 mom had emergency surgery, removed a bowel obtrusion and five lymph nodes. Colostomy.
On 12/23/10 she was diagnosed with 3/c Colorectal Cancer.
On 1/27/11 She had a PET Scan.
On 2/4/11 We received the PET results, it came back “clean” “no hot spots” her blood work looked good as well.
Her oncologist wants her to do:
My question is since chemo works systemically through the body, why do the radiation ? I know that radiation works at the site of the original cancer, but since the cancer has not metastasized why take the add risk (radiation can cause cancer) ?
We have asked her doctors and they have all said “it is up to you”. So has anyone skipped that radiation ? If so what kind of results did you get ?
Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.