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Suffering from colon cancer, has Belching. Removed blockage through surgery, given pain killers. Does Chemo therapy works?

My dad has stage 3 c colon cancer , he is 80. He is belching and has to go to the bathroom immediately after eating. Surgery removed the blockage. He is taking pain pills but telling me he isn t in pain his dr gave him only 15 pills for the mo. Need to confirm this is not good to press dr for pain meds. I don t think the chemo is being given to cure him.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Stage III colon cancer needs to be treated by adjuvant chemotherapy ( chemo after surgery). There are several drugs available like capecitabine, oxaliplatin, 5-Fu, leucovorin etc. Consult your oncologist for better guidance. Chemotherapy will definitely increase the survival.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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