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How Fast Does Colon Cancer Spread
Unpredictable: Colon cancer spread to local lymph nodes and then on to other organs such as liver, lungs, bones. It can spread through the blood vessels or locally to other organs such as kidneys, prostate, etc. Rate of spread is unpredictable at present and likely depends on growth factors, cancer differentiation, and unknown factors. Of cancers that comeback after surgery, most (80%) do so within 3 years. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How fast does colon cancer spread? I have experienced blood in my stool, when I wipe, for the past year and a half. It happens once or twice about eve
Unpredictable : Colon cancer can spread quickly to the whole body or, most of the times, takes time to spread around. Also, people are diagnosed at different stages of the disease and it is hard to predict when it actually started. It is best diagnosed by a colonoscopy and biopsy of any suspicious mass. ...Read more
Not fast: Cancer is thought to spread over several weeks-months of time, not days to weeks. As such, the commission on cancer has guidelines for treatment that cover 7-21 days from presentation to treatment. That is not to say that there are not unusual cases of cancer that seem to be remarkably aggressive, colon cancer is usually not one of them. ...Read more
Usually contained: Stage i ascending colon cancer is usually very easily treatable. Stage i means that it has not spread beyond the colon which is great news. If it ever does move, it usually moves to the lymph nodes, liver and lung. This would be detectable by regular scans after the colon tumor has been surgically removed. ...Read more
How fast does colon cancer progress? Dad (50 years old)was recommended colonoscopy 8 months ago. He never went. Little worried.
Varies: On average, it takes about 10 years from the initiation of damage to invasive colon cancer, but there is considerable variation. Your dad my not have colon cancer, Colonoscopy is for early detection and prevention of colon cancer and it is a good idea for your dad to have it done. ...Read more
How fast does colon cancer grow. CT Scans 2 1/2 years apart both negative. Would there have been some change by this point? Pcp says IBS.
First CT scan is not the best way to discover or screen or rule out colon cancer so negative CT scan does not mean anything as far as colon cancer concern colonoscopy is the best way to screen colon cancer
you are kind of young for colon cancer most likely your colon problems are caused by something else like IBS
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Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are the way colon cancer cells usually escape the colon. It can grow through the colon into the surroundings. Finally, it can move from lymph nodes into the blood stream that flows to the liver. When the colon is examined, and if lymph nodes are involved, chemotherapy is recommended. ...Read more
Variable. : It depends on the level of aggressiveness of the cancer cell which is extremely variable. Please check out www.Michaelsmission. Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more
See a doctor: Numerous test including ct scans and pet scans can determine if there is any evidence for metastatic disease. See your oncologist for the best advice. ...Read more
It can: The more correct way of looking at this is if colon cancer is found in the lymph nodes at the time of surgery, this suggests that surgery alone may not be able to prevent the disease from spreading elsewhere. Chemotherapy may be needed and also a careful search should be done to see if the cancer has already spread to other places like the liver. ...Read more
If colon cancer was there several can chemotherapy actually cause cancer to spread? As all was fine before chemo (no distant spread)?
No: After the liver, the lungs are the most common distant site of colorectal metastases. In selected patients, removal of such lesions may be indicated and lead to increased survival. ...Read more
It is relative.: This depends upon the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Colon cancer is staged by the dukes' system. Stages a and b have no lymph mode involvement and so no spread is likely. Stage c patients do better if <5 nodes are involved so those are likely to be slower than those with >5 nodes. Stage d means distant metastasis (organs involved). It is hard to say since people come in at diferent stages. ...Read more
What type and stage could be predicted of a colon cancer that is around 8 CM and not spread to lymph nodes?
Stage 1 or 2: A colon cancer that is confined to the bowel wall, irrespective of size is stage 1 or formerly duke's a. If it grows through the bowel wall, it is stage 2 or the old duke's b. If lymph nodes are involved, it is stage 3 or the old duke's c. Stage 4 or the old duke's d has spread to distant sites. Your described case could be stage 1 or 2. ...Read more
Poor: When one finds metastasis to multiple sites from a primary colon cancer the lesion was probably detected late in its development. If the patient is in good condition the primary if not resected should be removed. Chemo with FOLFOX and possibly avastin (bevacizumab) should be attempted. Kidney lesions are extremely rare but can respond to chemo and if causing complication should be resected. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Colon cancer that does not involve lymph nodes should not have neck lymph node involvement. If you recently had surgery you probably had a central catheter placed in your neck for IV administration. This may be the lump you are feeling. Make sure you talk to your doctor at the next visit to have a look. You could also have swelling from the endotrachral tube. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for a 78-year-old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?
Variable: There is >50% chance that your colon cancer is cured with surgery already, in which case your life expectancy should be like a normal healthy person. You may benefit from treatment using adjuvant chemotherapy, if your tumor had spread/involved the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Check with your doctor and let us know how many nodes were involved with your tumor? ...Read more
Can colon cancer spread to an aortocaval node? This was note few months after surgery by a pet scan.
I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be? Will he die?
Why do you ask?: First, it's extremely uncommon for a 17-year old to have ordinary colon cancer unless there's a pre-existing multiple-polyps syndrome. Second, colon cancer almost never spreads to the spleen. Something is not right here. You need to find out exactly what's happening before you make any plans. I hope you get this solved. Best wishes. ...Read more
My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. He now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 CM x8.5 cm. Prognosi?
Possibly.: Once cancer has spread outside the place it started, it is much harder to cure. If the cancer can be surgically removed from her stomach, or if it disappears with chemotherapy, it's possible she could be cured. But it's more likely the cancer will only be kept in check by treatment and not cured. I'm sorry to give you this news. ...Read more
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