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Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
10-15% 5 years: Herman cain is a survivor.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
8% 5 yr survival: Nobody can tell us how long we will live. The statistics for 5 year survival with stage 4 colon cancer is 8%. This question should prompt detailed con ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Stage IV means: Distant metastases, usually to liver or lungs. Treatment will require surgery to remove the primary cancer and some form of treatment for the mets. ... Read More
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