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Why does there have to be a 6week wait between having an op

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Why does there have to be a 6week wait between having an op and starting chemo
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

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Dr. K. :

Not always true. What surgery? What cancer?

Customer: Lung cancer. My dad went in thursday to have they affected lung removed but they were unable to do the surgery due them finding it in his lymthnodes and starting in the tracia
Dr. K. :

It can be started sooner.

Dr. K. :

You will have to push for it.

Dr. K. :

There was a 2013 trial that looked at this, though and didnt show any improvement in survival in patients starting chemo 1-10 weeks after surgery. In other words, no difference.

Customer: Thanks very much
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