No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

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No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

I had bowel cancer removed and was told by surgeon I would need 'mopping up' chemo but when I saw oncologist he didnt think it was needed, any thoughts from anybody? Thanks
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Re: No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

G'day Maureenf ,your Oncologist knows best and if he/she says no chemo take a deep sigh of relief .You probably had a low grade of Cancer .Take care and all the best .
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Re: No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

G'day Maureenf ,your Oncologist knows best and if he/she says no chemo take a deep sigh of relief .You probably had a low grade of Cancer .Take care and all the best .
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Re: No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

Do you know what's stage? That would make a difference. Also whether it was in the lymph nodes or not. If your worried get a second opinion. They are only doctors not gods and if they make a mistake we pay with our lives.
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Re: No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

No dont know what stage it was, just told there was 3 lymph nodes that it was showing in but as I also have Myeloma the onco didnt think I could take the chemo, didnt seem all that worried, just keeping a 6 monthly check on it. Thanks for your response
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Re: No chemo follow up after bowel cancer removal

Thanks for your response, the bowel cancer was removed successfully but wanted to get rid of a couple of lymph nodes that may spread at some stage, I also have Myeloma and the onco didnt think I could take it, didnt seem to worried just have to be checked every 6 months now! I have refused chemo for Myeloma so wasnt prepared to do it anyway! Unless absolutely necessary!
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