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Post-Diagnosis

Post-Diagnosis

Post-Diagnosis
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Once the diagnosis of colon cancer or rectal cancer has been made, the first question that needs to be answered is: is the tumor resectable. Therefore, the patient needs to undergo a staging workup with CT and PET scans, or sometimes with an additional endoscopic ultrasound of the rectum to really get a good idea of the stage of the tumor. At that point, they need to be seen by a colorectal surgeon if we think they are potentially resectable, and once they've seen the surgeon, a recommendation will be made regarding surgery versus some systemic treatment with chemotherapy andor a combination of chemo radiation in case it is a rectal cancer primary.

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Oncologist

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • Medical Director and Founder of Beverly Hills Cancer Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Doctor Profile

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Oncologist

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • Medical Director and Founder of Beverly Hills Cancer Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Doctor Profile

Afshin Gabayan, MD

Oncologist

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • Medical Director and Founder of Beverly Hills Cancer Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Doctor Profile

Afshin Gabayan, MD

Oncologist

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • Medical Director and Founder of Beverly Hills Cancer Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Doctor Profile

Afshin Gabayan, MD

Oncologist

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • Medical Director and Founder of Beverly Hills Cancer Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

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