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A 67-year-old female asked:

Can a person live up to 5 years does it make a difference if you were diagnosed stage iv colon cancer than if were stage iii but now hav a liver met?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
No diff: The prognosis of someone diagnosed today with a liver metastasis of a colon cancer diagnosed a few years ago is not different from that of someone presenting today with newly diagnosed liver mets and primary colon cancer. Five year survival is not the rule, unfortunately, but I have seen many patients whose life exceeded five years after such a diagnosis. Treatment is improving rapidly.

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Last updated Jan 11, 2015

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