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How to know the stage of cancer?

My 80 year dad has been diagnoised with colon cancer, some cancer on his lungs and in his lymph nodes. He begins radiation tomorrow for 10 days then possibly chemo. I am going with him to the radiation treatment. Is it proper for me to ask the oncoligist what stage of cancer he has and what the prognotious could be?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Welcome to H.C.M. I am Dr Krishna Dubey.
My pleasure to help you.

I am really sorry for colon cancer of your dad.

Yes you should go with your father and ask about stage of colon cancer.

You should ask about further plan of management , about duration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Chemo drugs are given in cycles, with each period of treatment followed by a rest period to allow the body time to recover.

Chemotherapy cycles generally last about 2 to 4 weeks, and people usually get at least several cycles of treatment

You should remove your all doubts about chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Thanx. Keep in touch.
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