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I am 88 fit healthy been told of a polyp left low and a

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I am 88 fit healthy been told of a polyp left low and a tumor right side high If I don't have surgey how many years left? My doctor said I could die of something else as the cancer are usualy slow moving
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 8 months ago.

Hello

I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

It depends upon the severity of tumor and how fast it spreads

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 8 months ago.

Why are you against surgery?

What other health issues you have?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have no health issues and healthy I am concerned about cutting and shortening bowel. I had a friend who had a similer op. he died 6 mts. after.
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

You 'll be definitely benefited by the surgery if the tumor is at the initial stages. This will also increase your life expectancy

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 8 months ago.

But if the tumor is spread, surgery may not benefit much. You talk to your surgeon about stage of the tumor and decided.

Hope this helps

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