Surgery for recto-sigmoid tumour (colorectal)

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Hello everyone

I have a tumour at the recto-sigmoid junction of the colon which will be removed within the next few months. I've already had Oxaliplatin IV chemo, Capacetabine oral chemo and 25 sessions of Radiotherapy. I haven't yet had a discussion about the surgery with my Oncologist - this will happen after the progress scans I'm having this month. Has anyone else here had surgery to remove a tumour at the recto-sigmoid junction and if so, what surgery did you have? Also how long was your recovery? Thank you.

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read that you have a tumour that needs removing but talking to others who have had this operation is a good idea.

    As the online community is divided up into cancer specific groups, could I suggest that you also join and post this question in the bowel (colon and rectum) cancer group as you should connect with others who have had this surgery there.

    To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'join this group' on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post questions after selecting 'start a discussion' and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.


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