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Perianal Invasive Squamosh Cell Carcinoma - Re-Excision or Chemo/Radiation Therapy

Fran1
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Joined: Mar 2016

Hello Everyone, 

Today, I had my first appt with the Oncologist. My PET/CT scans came back clean. No cancer inside my body or lymph nodes.  What a blessing!! The Oncologist is suggesting chemo/radiation, because, the SCC is still at the margins. My tumor size was only a 4 mm, very small. I asked the Oncologist about having another surgery to take out the remainder of the SCC and, he said "No", because, the Surgeon would have to perform a colostomy. 

I am not sure why a colostomy would have to be performed with a 4 mm tumor that has been removed. The NCCN.org website recommends a re-excision (preferred), if SCC is still at the margins or consider chemo/radiation. 

if you were in my position, what would you do? 

Any feedback will be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Fran

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