How much should you weigh before they’ll do chemo?

Posted by lrado12 @lrado12, Sep 18 10:54am

I think I have colo/rectal cancer. I won’t know until Tuesday. I only weigh 110. How much should you weigh before they’ll do chemo? I’m 5’5. I’m pre-diabetic. I can’t eat sugar and high carb that would put pounds on me. Although it could be the cancer. Thank you

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@lrado12, to answer your question, all your medical factors will be considered before chemo: age, weight, pre-existing conditions, medical history and more. But, it sounds like you are worry about things before you need to.

You don't have a diagnosis yet and you may a) not have cancer and b) if you do, you might not need chemo. Not everyone needs chemo with colorectal cancer.

What questions do you have as you prepare for your appointment on Tuesday? Who is your appointment with? A surgeon?

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