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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Cancer
Question: mum has what I think is stage 3a rectal cancer. whilst she is waiting for treatment I am scared of it spreading. the cancer is in rectum and possibly 2 lymph nodes. I am really scares and worried that my mum can't be cured. no one has told me that I am just scared. mum is having chemo and radium then an operation in a couple of months. Can my mum be sorted out please?
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Your mom it's stage 3 colorectal cancer.Dont be afraid,the doctor have done the right choices

Now we have a lot of therapeutic options for this cancer. And many patients have the good prognosis

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 18 minutes later
so this has a good prognosis I dont want to lose my mum she only 66
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
You have just to fight with your mom and help her in this battle.Please stay positive
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 19 minutes later
this does have a good prognosis though and whilst waiting for treatment it won't start to spread x
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

No, it shouldn't spread
Yes, the prognosis is overall good

Regards



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 33 minutes later
please find attached mum's clinic letter and please let me know your thoughts. the operation scares me also I am trying my best to be positive
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

The operation should be done ,and she will be ok

Her rectal cancer is small and thats good for her prognosis

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 6 hours later
mum is overweight can a permanent stoma be done she weighs 16 stone 7 pounds and is try to lose weight xIs it normal to bleed when you go for bowel movement I am worried sick. It is in toilet as well as paper on and off. Please help asap. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Everything wil be decide from the surgeon
But in my opinion the permanent stoma can be done

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 20 minutes later
last question please is it normal to bleed when you for bowel movement sometimes much heavier than others. sometimes blood just on toilet tissue but then quite a bit in the pan other times thanks x
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
That is not normal to bleed,if its not some problem,but it dose not mine that
it is a big problem sometimes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 8 minutes later
does this mean cancer may have spread or am I panicking
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
In my opinion you are panicking
It is normal for your mom to have this symptom,because of her disease
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera 17 minutes later
sorry it's because you said it is not normal
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
rectal cancer

Detailed Answer:
I mine ,we know her disease and for this reason some symptoms are the part of symptoms,that not mine that the disease has spread



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