Need you opinion - I am new at this

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Need you opinion - I am new at this

by MaribuPR on Sat Sep 15, 2018 03:04 AM

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Hi My 84 year old mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. The biopsy reads “adenocarcinoma invasive arising in a villous adenoma” The measure is .9 x .9 x .2 cm the doctor says pretty big She had a ct scan and it has not spread out plus the doctor said it is in a good location (at the end of the intestine). He recommends to be operated right away. I got doctors calling my house ready to operate My mom is ready.. my sister is too... but I would like to know your opinion that have friends and family in similar situation Remember 84 years old...

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by marti152 on Sat Sep 15, 2018 04:12 AM

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I too have had colon cancer and same thing, called same day as results to have have surgery now. I stalled to get the consult and the UCSF oncologist said surgery is always the best first option. If you can have it, do it. When they cannot offer you surgery as a first option, then we have problems. 

I would think at 84 they would be sure to check her heart and all. They would not do surgery if they did not think her chances were good to come through the surgery and remove the cancer. 

Talk to the surgeon.

Take them. 

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by MaribuPR on Sat Sep 15, 2018 05:41 AM

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Hello thank you for you input Heart is good But smoker for more than 60 years takes a toll. She suffer from esophageal achalasia. She chokes when she eats Other than that she is healthy Thank you for the advise
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