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Side effects of radiation after treating anal cancer
Hi, I'm Mrs H
I have recently diagnosed with Squamous Cell carcinoma of the anus during a routine colonoscopy.All the systems are go. Oct 14 I will start Chemo (2 rounds) and 28 days of Radiation. Needless to say I am quite nervous. I am a 64 year old female. In January I had my left kidney and adrenal gland removed. (Metastatic Renal Stage Carcinoma Stage IV) Right now I am NED and did not require more trea…   Read more…

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