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Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 in Cancer
Question: My mum has rectal cancer, please see attached letter. This is all the correspondence I have.
Mum is having chemoradiation and then surgery.
What stage do you see this cancer be? I have asked but doctor says they can't stage until had the operation.
Has the cancer gone into the lymph nodes and can this cancer be cured?
I am worried sick and stressing making myself ill
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. This looks early stage

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear.
I have gone through the details.

So by clinical examination it looks like an early stage. A ct scan can tell about the involvement of nodes and after surgery the definite stage can be decided.
The treatment offered is appropriate, and you must complete the treatment. Survival is good.
It is curable.

Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Is the cancer in the lymph nodes? What stage do you think it is please?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Node can be determined only after surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Nodes can be determined with certainty only after surgery. It looks like early stage.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 9 minutes later
So would you say stage 1 2 3 or 4
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Early means 1 or 2.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Early means either stage 1 or 2
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
So you don't think it stage t3 n1 no? Even if it was can mum be cured. I am worried she might not respond to chemo and radium I don't know why I guess I am just scared x
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Advanced stage is also curable

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. As i said surgery will tell the exact stage. However, even advanced stage cancers are also curable with appropriate treatment and healthy lifestyle.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 14 hours later
mum is on week 2 of chemoradiotherapy she has started with black stools. is this normal? We have mentioned it to Consultant but they are not concerned and says it normal with radiotherapy
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes it can happen

Detailed Answer:
Hello yes it can happen. As the tumour gets lysed, some bleeding occurs. It is normal.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 23 minutes later
So no need for me to worry?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes. Just relax

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Yes. Please continue with the treatment.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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