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Can colon cancer be cured

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Stage 4?: If by late you mean stage 4 (metastatic), the answer is: possible but unlikely. If the number of metastases is limited and the patient is in good shap... Read More

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Early detection!: The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection. So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Surgery: If localized to colon or rectum, surgery cures, and in a limited number of cases with isolated liver metastases. Chemo and radiotherapy may have some ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Find it early.: If you, or someone you know has colon cancer, the specifics of the the type, location, size and spread of tumor will guide the best answer. In general... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
I : I wish there were a reliable cure for stage IV colon cancer, but unfortunately there is not, and vitamin b17 is most definitely not one. Vitamin b17 ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 years experience
No: The mainstay of colon cancer treatment is surgery, and possibly chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Please see your doctor and listen to his or her... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
Cancer management: Short of a miracle (always possible), there is no 'cure' of stage IV colon cancer by man. However, management of the symptoms and sequelae can increa... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Colon cancer: Surgical resection will be the mainstay therapy for a stage ii colon cancer. The role of chemotherapy for a stage ii colon cancer is not very clear. I... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes: In removing what is considered a solitary metastatic focus and in particular a lymph node, one must make sure the lesion is solitary. A PET/CAT scan ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Treatable: In general, stage 4 (metastatic = spread) colon cancer is incurable. That said, a small % of people may have long term survival or maybe even cure. I... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Still good prognosis: Stage ii still confined to wall of colon , most of the centers close 90% 5 yr survival rates along with chemo. Will have healthy normal life.

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