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wawaju04976
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I am going in for surgery June 17th to reverse my colostomy. There is nothing in my colon as far as cancer (read my story as to why I have the colostomy). I am not having my usual treatment next weekend because of this. I know some people take tagumet, etc. before/after surgery. I this something I should be doing, even though they are not cutting into my liver (colon cancer in the liver)? I know the tagumet (cimetadine?) is seems to help prevent spreading when surgery is being done as far as cancer goes (but no colon cancer was ever found in my colon...don't ask, I know, very odd).

Judy

jen2012
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Joined: Aug 2012

Hi Judy - congrats on your wedding!

My husband is having his ileostomy reversed soon too and I never thought about him taking the tagamet again.  He took it for his resection, but I don't think so in this case...hmmm.  Let's see what others say - I'll be watching too.

Good luck!

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wawaju04976
Posts: 316
Joined: Dec 2012

Thanks, Jen. I don't think I need to take any, as they are not cutting into the cancerous area (liver). But, I want to make sure. As I said, there is nothing in the colon.

Judy

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