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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   my father in law has to wear a permanent colostamy bag and just found out his cancer has returned what are his options and survival rate
Doctor :  
May i know his age?
User :   late 40s
Doctor :  
The treatment option and the prognosis of his condition depends on various factors.
Doctor :  
like the present state of the tumour,
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The stage of the tumour,
User :   they said something about and removing all of his below and sewing it up whats that mean
Doctor :  
It means total bowel resection.
User :   can he live like that
Doctor :  
where the affected tumour along with the normal part of the gut is resected and
Doctor :  
the ends are anastomosed.
User :   ok will he have to have a feeding tube
Doctor :  
Yes he can live that way.
Doctor :  
But he has to be on other supports for feeding.

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