Complete response and surgery going ahead
I completed 25 sessions of chemoradiation and today the surgeon told me the repeat scans have indicated a very good response and maybe even a "complete response" and I was delighted, but advised still need to go through with the abdominal perineal resection and a permanent stoma which is scheduled for 2 weeks.
Has anyone been on a wait and see after a clear response. The surgeon said I still need to go through with the operation but my husband keeps asking why if the tumour has melted with the treatment.
Has anyone had the same experience as I need some knowledge on why on this as I know the doctor would never recommend this course of action unless they had to as he told me it is the most major op he does. I have the pre op this week so I will talk to them as well.