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coloCan
coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
edited April 2013 in Colorectal Cancer #1

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  • Grace14
    Grace14 Member Posts: 65
    What is considered large for

    What is considered large for a tumor? I was stage 2 and had adjuvant therapy but I don't remember the size of my tumor. 

  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    Grace14 said:

    What is considered large for

    What is considered large for a tumor? I was stage 2 and had adjuvant therapy but I don't remember the size of my tumor. 

    Have no idea:Is there a set figure or

    does each oncologist,pathologist ,surgeon have his or her own criteria?......

  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    coloCan said:

    Have no idea:Is there a set figure or

    does each oncologist,pathologist ,surgeon have his or her own criteria?......

    For those interested,here's part two

    www.onclive.com/peer-exchange/colorectal-cancer/Managing-Adjuvant-Treatment-in-Colorectal-Cancer-Part-II

    i truly believe this is worth the time

  • karen40
    karen40 Member Posts: 211
    coloCan said:

    For those interested,here's part two

    www.onclive.com/peer-exchange/colorectal-cancer/Managing-Adjuvant-Treatment-in-Colorectal-Cancer-Part-II

    i truly believe this is worth the time

    Stage II

    As someone diagnosed stage II, I often wondered if the oxaliplatin was necessary. I did 6 months, 8 treatments of xelox.  (xelox = xeloda+ oxaliplatin).  The reason I chose to do the oxaliplatin, in short, was because I didn’t trust the surgical procedure, more so than any other reasoning. My tumor was very low and large. I went from a completed laparoscopic procedure to a full open surgical procedure after the surgeon was told that he did not get good margins. I just could not shake the idea of a few cancer cells coming loose after having been reconnected laporscopically with bad margins.  I wonder if they will discuss how much bad vs. good surgical technique plays a part in determining how much and what kind of adjuvant therapy is needed.  Am interested to see how research compares 3 month dosages of oxilaplatin to 6 months dosages. Intresting.

     

    Karen