A 37-year-old member asked:
how likely is recovery from stage 4 colon cancer?
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Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
44 years experience General Surgery
Stage IV means: Distant metastases, usually to liver or lungs. Treatment will require surgery to remove the primary cancer and some form of treatment for the mets. Surgery if technically possible, chemotherapy, or radiation are mainstays of treatment of distant mets. Discuss with your surgeon and oncologist all the options available. Complete recovery might not be possible.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
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