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What Do My Lab Test Reports Indicate?

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Posted on Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Question: I am worried sick my mum was diagnosed with low rectal cancer in May 2017. Mum has had 5 weeks of radiotherapy with chemotherapy tablet every day of radiotherapy. Mum has had a MRI and CT Scan we get results this Wednesday and mum needs an operation with a permanent stoma. I am worried the scans will show no response or spread what are the chances of this happening? I only have one letter to attach I am worried mum can't be cured though no one has ever said that
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
this was planned preoperative treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear XXXXXXX

Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query for mother thoroughly with attached reports herewith.

Your concern is obvious for her.

* The chemoradiotherapy given to her was as standard practice of preoperative
treatment with following aims

- decrease tumor seeding
- increase cell oxygenation
- reduce bowel morbidity
- better downstaging of tumor
- improved survival rates post operatively .

* As per the attachment, surgery ( in form of abdominoperineal resection of
rectum with a permanent stoma ) after chemoradiotherapy is already
thoroughly explained in the 10th paragraph of the second page.

* So this is not the failure or non-response to the therapy, which is of very
remote chances.

* The surgery gives excellent outcomes in terms of good 5 years survival rates
as 73 - 84 %.

* Strongly recommended to
- provide Symptomatic details.
- attach the current report of CT or MRI ( as these ones are of September
month ).

Awaiting your details .
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (15 minutes later)
I have no reports mum is just tired do you see mum be ok
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Surgical decision is a must for her. Have faith and Be Positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome for the follow-up.

* The fight against cancer is an ongoing process, one has to Be Positive with
good hopes.

* We have come across, number of cases with this type with pretty good survival rates.

* Be brave and make her brave from inside for the decision of surgery, which is
very vital and important for her.

* Ultimately it is her moral support which will drive her from all of these.

Wishing her fine recovery and good health.

Welcome for any further assistance.
Regards Dear
Take care


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What Do My Lab Test Reports Indicate?

Brief Answer: this was planned preoperative treatment. Detailed Answer: Hello dear XXXXXXX Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query for mother thoroughly with attached reports herewith. Your concern is obvious for her. * The chemoradiotherapy given to her was as standard practice of preoperative treatment with following aims - decrease tumor seeding - increase cell oxygenation - reduce bowel morbidity - better downstaging of tumor - improved survival rates post operatively . * As per the attachment, surgery ( in form of abdominoperineal resection of rectum with a permanent stoma ) after chemoradiotherapy is already thoroughly explained in the 10th paragraph of the second page. * So this is not the failure or non-response to the therapy, which is of very remote chances. * The surgery gives excellent outcomes in terms of good 5 years survival rates as 73 - 84 %. * Strongly recommended to - provide Symptomatic details. - attach the current report of CT or MRI ( as these ones are of September month ). Awaiting your details . Regards