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Father recently diagnosed - Surgeons seem too eage
Nov 24th, 2017 at 12:31am

I'm writing on behalf of my Father who is in his late 60's that just got diagnosed this past week with Colon Cancer. During a Colonoscopy they found about a 1 inch diameter polyp on his colon and took 3 biopsies at the top, middle, and bottom. The top was 'pre cancerous'. The middle was 'cancer', the bottom was 'benign'.

This particular Dr. was not comfortable using the 'lasso' approach to remove the polyp because he said it's form was atypical. So he recommended a surgeon.

The surgeon suggested removing 10 inches of the colon, associated lymph nodes and blood vessels. But he is also overweight so the surgeon said he could not do the surgery right away.

This seems like such a shocking difference in approach.

Any advice? He lives in Burlington, NC which is close to Durham and the Duke medical community.

Any recommendations for other Colon doctors who might be able to remove the polyp as a first resort?

So thankful in advance for any/all responses.


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