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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: There are many survivors. The rate varies by stage. Early stage patients have an excellent 5 year outcome. Even stage iii patients have a survival of ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Many: This depends on the stage of the cancer. Early colon cancers have a greater than 80% chance of long term survival, and the earliest ones even better l ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Unless : Unless you are taking a medication which is turning your stool black, this may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Black, sticky, foul smell feces ma ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Need to discuss: Need to discuss this further. You are 33, clearly have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, have already had surgery and now with black stool. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also b ... Read More
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 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
If by getting rid..: ...You mean to cure, usually no. There are some rare situations in which there are only one or 2 metastases that can be treated successfully with surg ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Very good palliation: Y90 microspheres are very good at relieving pain or progression of liver metastasis from colon primaries. While this may improve survival chemotherap ... Read More
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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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