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Even in Stg I: 25% mortality at 5 yrs for colon/rectum. For those invading into and through the bwel wall, or with metastasis to nodes, the survival may be below 50% at 5 years. Only about 5% survive with metastasis. These are acs figures. Ajcc 6th: 65% os, 93% stg1, 83% stg 2; 60% stg3, 8% stg 4. ...Read more
Contained: No evidence of invasive carcinoma on the pathology report for colon cancer means that the cancer appears to be contained and has not spread, such as into the muscle layer of the colon and beyond. This should imply a higher likelihood for cure if one follows the recommendations of one's oncologist. ...Read more
Iam 63 old have soft tisse mass in descedig colon measres 67*42*38 mm with focal liver lesion in rt lobe
show adeno carcinoma with necrosis?
Colon mass: Cheryl, this is difficult to answer. If you have a biopsy diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma, then the liver lesion may represent a metastasis. It could also represent only a liver hemangioma. Only a liver biopsy of the lesion is definitive. Red cell tagging studies sometimes can be definitive noninvasive study for liver hemangioma but does not have 100% sensitivity and may give false negative. ...Read more
Colon surgery:tumor size=2cm.Pathologic staging(pt3, n1b, mx).2/17 lymph nodes show metastatic.Margins of resection free of carcinoma.Need chemotherapy?
Yes: Chemotherapy regimens based on the drug Fluorouracil (5-fu) have been part of the treatment for high-risk stage ii or stage iii colon cancer. Many clinical trials have shown that these regimens improve overall survival primarily by reducing the high risk of recurrence within the first two years after surgery. ...Read more
Cancer fever: A fever is an common symptom related to many conditions, mostly benign. An increase in body temperature is most often a biological response to a viral or bacterial infection. In some cases, however, a persistent fever can be related to cancer. Most common types of cancers associated with fever- lymphoma and leukemia. If you have had a persistent low grade temperature best to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe higher: Studies of cancer and diet are famously inconsistent. What I can tell you is that the old claim that meat-eating is the cause of colon cancer has been discredited by a series of studies over two decades. Here's an important study with results that may not be the final word, but showed vegetarians with MORE colon cancer. <a href="http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php" rel="nofollow" t ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very effective: In order to potentially cure a colorectal carcinoma by surgery, one must resect the bowel, the mesocolon/mesorectum and get proximal and distal margins around the tumor. If the lesion is very low in the rectum or rectosigmoid and getting below the lesion virtually compromises the levator ani sphinctor muscles then procto colectomy is employed. ...Read more
Depends on hx: If you have polyps the current thinking is that it takes over 5 yrs to develop a polyp and have it turn in to cancer. That is why the current reccomendation is to get a colonoscopy every 5 yrs with hx of polyps. Other genetic polyp formers such as familial adenomatous polyposis have a far more rapid cancer formation rate. Be sure to talk to your dr about the type of polyps you have and colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer