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What are the blood tests after being diagnosed with stage 1 colon cancer?

What are the blood tests after being diagnosed with stage 1 colon cancer?

Establishes baseline: You will almost certainly have normal liver functions, blood counts, and cea at present, but these will be monitored into the future. Any change can be an early sign of cancer recurrence, so continue to get checkups! I have had many patients who neglected their cancer follow up and died as a result. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?

How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?

Tough: What therapy did you choose? Why did you not choose surgery which would be 100% curative? You need to look at old surgical articles comparing colon cancer surgery patients to those who chose not to have surgery. They will be tough to find as they are old. ...Read more

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In general, how treatable is stage 1-2 colon cancer?

In general, how treatable is stage 1-2 colon cancer?

Very!: Both stage i and ii mean that the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes and as such, they are much more easily treated with very high survival rates. Surgery alone is generally adequate unless someone with stage ii has high risks. ...Read more

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How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

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

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What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

Prognosis is good: Generally, after proper cancer surgery for stage i colon cancer, the prognosis is good and no adjuvant therapies are needed. ...Read more

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How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

It varies a lot: There is good treatment for stage 4 colon Cancer. Most people live for 2-3 years when they take chemotherapy. If the liver tumor is small it can even be removed with surgery. Tell us about the dates of your diagnosis and what type of chemotherapy you have used and for how long? Then we can give you a better estimate of expected survival. ...Read more

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My husband had stage one colon cancer doc has removed most of his colon and intestine does have a bag how long will he live?

My husband had stage one colon cancer doc has removed most of his colon and intestine does have a bag how long will he live?

Good Prognosis: Stage i colon cancer means it is localized cancer confined to bowel wall, no lymph node spread , survival rate o f90%., do no worry and have regular check ups including endoscopy. ...Read more

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Hubi had colon cancer 2yrs ago now has 40% liver mets 2 at 4" and 14 smaller ones had 3 months oxi p no improvement now on avastin (bevacizumab) and oxi how long?

Depends: We don't have expiration date marked on our body. How long one will live will depend on many factors. It will definitely depend on the biology of the cancer, the response to therapy, your husband's overall condition etc.At least from studies we know, on average, stage IV colon cancer's survival is approximately 36 months or so. One may be shorter while other may be longer. D/w your oncologist. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more