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Suggest treatment for rectal cancer

My son is 50 and has rectal cancer. He had chemo and radiation before he had surgery and an elliostomy bag put on. He is now going thru another round of chemo for 12 treatments every other wk. he gets sick and only wants to do half of his chemo treatments. How crucial is the chemo after surgery?
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
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chemotherapy after surgery is required to prevent recurrence of cancer in the future.chemotherapy has toxicity but there are also medications to decrease the side effects .it is important to take chemotherapy to decrease recurrence
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