A member asked:

I have stage iii colon cancer with 2 lymph nodes involved. i was too weak to go through chemo, but now after 6 months, am i sure to get it again?

15 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Albert Pizzo answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Stage 3 colon cancer: Nothing is 100% for sure. Discuss this with your surgeon to get the facts in your case. Everyone is different.

Answered 12/19/2017


Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Maybe not.: Although having disease in the lymph nodes increases the risk the disease is floating in the blood (which is why chemotherapy is effective in improving survival as it kills disease everywhere-including the blood) the relapse rate for stage 3 disease untreated is not 100%. You may still beat it. I would suggest speaking with an oncologist to see if treatment now would be of benefit.

Answered 9/28/2016



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