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Do you need chemo with stage 1 colon cancer?

Do you need chemo with stage 1 colon cancer?

Treatment for stage 1 large bowel (colon) cancer Surgery is the main treatment. People with very early colon cancer (stage 1) do not usually need chemotherapy.

When to have colonic surgery in the elderly?

Introduction. Colonic cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies and most often occurs in patients aged 65 years or older. Aim. To evaluate the outcome of colonic surgery in the elderly in our hospital and to compare five-year survival rates between the younger and elderly patients.

How many patients underwent surgery for colon cancer?

Methods. 207 consecutive patients underwent surgery for colon cancer. Patients were separated in patients younger than 75 and older than 75 years. Results. Elderly patients presented significantly more ( ) as a surgical emergency, had a longer duration of admission and were more often admitted to the ICU ( ).

Can a person over 85 survive colon cancer?

However, results from a preliminary research study reveal the vast majority of surgical patients over 85 were still alive in the short-term after undergoing an operation (called colectomy) to remove a portion of the colon for stage II and III colon cancer.

Can a tumor in the colon be removed without surgery?

Some patients have colon cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and also have tumors blocking the colon. In this case, surgery may be done to relieve the blockage without removing the part of the colon containing the cancer.

Introduction. Colonic cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies and most often occurs in patients aged 65 years or older. Aim. To evaluate the outcome of colonic surgery in the elderly in our hospital and to compare five-year survival rates between the younger and elderly patients.

Methods. 207 consecutive patients underwent surgery for colon cancer. Patients were separated in patients younger than 75 and older than 75 years. Results. Elderly patients presented significantly more ( ) as a surgical emergency, had a longer duration of admission and were more often admitted to the ICU ( ).

However, results from a preliminary research study reveal the vast majority of surgical patients over 85 were still alive in the short-term after undergoing an operation (called colectomy) to remove a portion of the colon for stage II and III colon cancer.

Can an 85 year old have an operation?

Another related issue is whether an operation should be suggested as a form of treatment for this vulnerable population.