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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Would be great but..: Not aware of any scientific evidence in this regard. If you or someone you know has colon cancer and are proceeding with this treatment option as y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It won't: This stuff is made up and you are being played for a sucker. Forgive my frankness. If you are truly a cancer patient, the disease is cruel enough. Cha ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: So, if they are "cured" then the colon cancer is not the limiting factor in life expectancy. Most stage 2 colon cancers are treated with surgery only ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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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