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What are the chances of surviving intestinal cancer after treatment?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Need much more information. What type or where was the cancer? What stage was the cancer? Was surgery able to remove it completely? Are there other medical conditions affecting the patient? Their doctor would be in a much better position to answer your question.

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Which is the most influential treatment against intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Surgery: Surgical resection remains the most effective therapy for cancers of the intestinal tract.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%.

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