how long does it take for colon cancer to develop

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Dr. Stephen Lloyd answered:

How long does it take for stage1 colon cancer to develop into stage 4?

Tough question

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The evolution from polyp to cancer usually takes more than ten years. From state I to stage four probably takes several years, also, but can vary depending on how rapidly the cancer grows and spreads.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

How long does it take stage four colon cancer to develop?

Many years

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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 relapse as stage -4 disease. This can happen in a shorter time, anywhere from one to 5 years..
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Dr. Allyson Ocean answered:

How long does it take colon cancer to spread?

Variable.

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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.
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How long does it take a colon cancer to grow?

See below

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The progression from normal to atypical to cancer in colon cancer is generally slow. This is why screening colonoscopies are usually years apart; the process is typically slow and allows for long intervals without sacrificing chances of success.
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How long does it take colon cancer to spread to liver?

Highly variable

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Impossible to say as sometimes I have seen small colon cancers spread & seen large colon cancers not spread to other organs. Each person is different & each person's cancer can behave differently depending on cell type & genetics.
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How long could colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage?

Years....we think.

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Every individual tumor is different. The "teaching" is it takes 5 years for a polyp to undergo malignant change (turn into cancer) from there, it depends on location, age and many other factors we don't yet understand. Colon cancer can be indolent (slow growing) or aggressive. It depends on the individual cancer, and everyone is different.
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How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

Stage 1-4

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There are guidelines that we follow. Is not about how long it takes. Is about doing CT of chest, abd-pelvis every 2-3 months, doing CEA levels, deciding on the chemotherapy needs, or radiation, or surgery, etc . Rule of thumb, oncologists do survellance every 3 months. Treat based on the stage and condition of patient.
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How long does colon cancer take to grow?

Varies. ~10yrs

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In general, we think about 10 years. Hence the "standard" colon screening recommendation (by colonoscopy) of every 10 years if the colon is well prepped and without pre-cancerous polyps. Colon cancer CAN grow faster especially in some familial syndromes. Individuals with polyps may and likely do need more frequent followup. Recs individualized by the GI physician.
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Dr. Edward W. Gold answered:

How long does colon cancer take to move from stage to stage?

It depends

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every tumor is different in it's rate of growth an even it's potential to spread so there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question
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Dr. Kirpal Singh answered:

How long is it supposed to it take before radiation therapy starts to reduce colon cancer pain?

Few weeks to month

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