Is chemo necessary after rectal surgery?
Additional treatment typically isn’t needed after these operations, unless the surgeon finds the cancer is more advanced than was thought before surgery. If it is more advanced, a combination of chemo and radiation therapy is usually given. 5-FU and capecitabine are the chemo drugs most often used.
How long do you have to wait for surgery after chemotherapy?
But when mentioned, a surgery between 2 and 5 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle was recommended (11-13). In the clinic, accepted practice is to perform surgery when the neutropenic window is overcome, normally resulting in… Read the rest