Colon cancer/surgery in elderly
August 8, 2010 8:38 AM Subscribe
Two weeks ago my 83 year old mother was diagnosed with colon cancer--surgery to remove the right side of her colon is scheduled for this Friday. If anyone here has gone through this type of surgery, what were your experiences during post op and recovery? What can our family do to make Mom's recovery easier?
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife! to health & fitness (6 answers total)
At this point the doctors do not know the extent of the cancer, or if she will need chemotherapy. Surgeon expects Mom will be in the hospital about a week, with 3--4 weeks of recovery at home.