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inoperable stage 4 colon cancer

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can't predict: I might choose comfort measures only for myself, and spend my last few days or weeks finishing up what i could. Someone else might choose aggressive m ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
In general...: Stage 4 colon cancer patients have only a 5% 2 yr survival rate. There's no way to better define an individual's life expectancy. Good luck to all inv ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cancer advancing?: Hi ~ are you kidding me? You said Stage IV, advanced liver mets,, inoperative, non-curative, on chemo and coughing blood and you ask if its advancing? ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Sounds like lung mets Be sure to inform his oncologist and get a Chest X-ray
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
25 years experience General Surgery
10-15% 5 years: Herman cain is a survivor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Certainly: Stage 4 colon cancer is no death sentence. Depending on your situation, there may be options for surgery, ablation, and systemic treatments like chemo ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
It can: Any stage 4 cancer will affect multiple parts of normal physiology including decreased intake of food and water that may result in dehydration.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very low.: Unfortunately survival rates for any solid tumor which is stage 4 are very poor. For colon cancer survival rates longer than 5 years occur only approx ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Unfortunately many cancers, particularly those in the abdomen, do not cause symptoms until they are far advanced.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Prognosis is stage: It is stage-dependent. Once the Cancer has relapsed the prognosis is bad as the disease is typically fatal. As long as it remains stage-2, there is ho ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better tha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It has spread: Stage 4 colon cancer involves spread to distant organs; commonly it spreads to the liver, lungs, bones, abdomen cavity. Though these patients can have ... Read More

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