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How long does colon cancer take to spread

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, vicinity of the organs, whether being treated or not.
Dr. Allyson Ocean
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Variable. : It depends on the level of aggressiveness of the cancer cell which is extremely variable. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very inform... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
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General Surgery 22 years experience
Depend : All depends on what stage the cancer is at time of diagnose and treatment.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Highly variable: Impossible to say as sometimes I have seen small colon cancers spread & seen large colon cancers not spread to other organs. Each person is different ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Flatus: Consider mylicon (simethicone) to absorb the gas.
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Probably not from ca: Unless, cancer is causing partial blockage, his symptoms arnt coming from cancer. It could be diet related or medication related. It can b hard to tel... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in General Surgery
Absolutely: Anemia can cause rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, fatigue, dizzyness, if you are being treated for colon cancer i recommend you discuss these sym... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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AlwaysAlwaysAlways!!: I have talked with a few "heroes" who went through some extreme situations.They overcame fear by sheer determination.It was always there,but they deal... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Varies. ~10yrs: In general, we think about 10 years. Hence the "standard" colon screening recommendation (by colonoscopy) of every 10 years if the colon is well prepp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: Every tumor is different in it's rate of growth an even it's potential to spread so there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Controversial: Colon cancer would start as microscopic cells that are unable to be detected by any test. Some reports suggest that a colon cancer has been present fo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Variable: Nobody knows this answer, because some patients have metastasis at diagnosis, and some don't, even with the same tumor size. I would think it would be... Read More

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