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Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Varies: There are many options - mostly chemo but also surgical ( if isolated liver or lung met) and interventional radiology. Chemo has many tiers as well. T ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edelman
39 years experience General Surgery
Like getting a C : Cancers are graded like tests or exams. Grade 1 is an a, grade 2 is a b, grade 3 is a c and grade 4 is a d. With a c or a d, you need tutoring to ge ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Everyone is unique: Most survival data is based on populations - 10s or 100s of patients with a similar disease who are tracked over time. That give percentages/probabil ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Usually contained: Stage i ascending colon cancer is usually very easily treatable. Stage i means that it has not spread beyond the colon which is great news. If it ev ... Read More
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Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not sure: Depending on your treatment history and related health problems, this has a higher probability of being very serious. Please call your oncologist now ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Chemo: Stage 4 colon Ca best handled by assuring that the primary is removed so other sites of spread don't appear. Systemic chemo then used for primary con ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Well: Well, Across the board, Stage IV colon cancer is not a good thing to have. Statistically, the main survival with chemotherapy is about 2-3 years unfor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Mostly chemo: Plus or minus avastin, (bevacizumab) but not with curative intent. Occasionally a patient may have an isolated metastasis than can be removed surgica ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on chemo: The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the chemos involved. In general bone marrow suppression (bms) causing lower red blood cells (rbcs) with ane ... Read More
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