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How long does colon cancer take to move from stage to stage?

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Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: Every tumor is different in it's rate of growth an even it's potential to spread so there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question.
Answered on Oct 29, 2014
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