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A dear friend of mine (79 years old) has been diagnosed with a small rectal cancer ("similar to a skin cancer") which the gastroenterologist & the oncologist told her could be easily "melted away" with radiation. The problem she now has is that the radiologist tells her she can have no more radiation due to apparently having had a cobalt implant 40 years ago which cured her of cervical cancer. The only option she has been offered so far is surgery which would leave her with a colostomy. She definitely does NOT want this surgery. Can you tell me what complications she would be in danger of haviing if the cancer was treated with radiation in spite of the past radiation or if there are other ways of treating this small tumor. I would certainly appreciate the opinion of an expert radiologist. Thank You Very Much.
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