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connybird posted:
my mon goes in thursday for surgery..We would like to know whats the average time of hospital stay...they said they cant stage cancer until they get in there, but biopsy confirmed cancer
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Spring_bee responded:
Hi,
I`m sorry, I don`t really know the period of hospital stay. I hope someone is more knowledgable than me.
Wishin all the best!
 
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ike1954 responded:
I went in for rectal cancer - removed some colon too. They have to check wether the cancer has hit the lymph nodes to stage the cancer. It took 6 days for the hospital visit and then
6 weeks off work to recover. more than likely if an ostomy bag is involved it will take a bit longer. I experienced a big change iin bowel movements after surgery, I ws 56 at the time and noramlly it was one in the morning and done for the day. Not any more. It has become frequent and smaller movements thru out the day. Best of luck to mom!!!

ike


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