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A 33-year-old female asked:

I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unpredictable : One time such spread average survival of 6 6 months is no longer true, thanks to advanced surgical techniques, with resections, with chemotherapy and radiation surviving 3 or more years, depending on y the response.
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Metastatic colon cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, but life expectancy is related to the patients other medical co-morbid conditions and ability to tolerate multiple cycles of chemotherapy; average survival is around 2 years.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2019

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