A 67-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good.
Answered on Dec 18, 2019
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Everyone is unique: Most survival data is based on populations - 10s or 100s of patients with a similar disease who are tracked over time. That give percentages/probabil ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Eat healthy, ask you: Ask your oncologist. There is no special diet once you already have cancer as it is a matter of keeping your weight at normal level. It does not matte ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many years: Patients can present with stage-4 colon cancer. This takes many years(10+) years to evolve. But early colon cancer treated with surgery can alter rela ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
A pre-: Cancerous polyp can convert to a cancer in 4-5 years which is why people with a history of multiple polyps should get colonoscopy more often than ever ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month