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Ihow Long Does It Take For Colon Cancer To Grow
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
Varies. ~10yrs: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable: Most cases of Stage 1 colon cancer are cured with surgery. A small percentage tend to come back with a recurrence, usually in 2-3 years...but it can be shorter or longer time than this...so it is somewhat unpredictable but it is usually within 5 years for those who recur. ...Read more
Years....we think.: 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. ...Read more
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?
A long time: Colon cancer is unusual in that it follows the "polyp-to-cancer" sequence. Colon cancer does NOT develop with a single genetic mistake from normal to full blown cancer like many others (breast, prostate). The process usually takes an average of 12 years. From stage to stage is probably a couple of years, The recent hullaballoo at the VA demonstrated that even a one year wait may not matter! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flaxn oil and cotage cheese protocole. how long he take to cure colon cancer or bowl cancer please?
It won't: This stuff is made up and you are being played for a sucker. Forgive my frankness. ...Read more
On average how long does colon cancer take to metastasize from when it first started forming? Im just curious.
Are polyps the same as colon cancer? After the doctor takes them out, does a person need chemo or radiation? Can they grow back?
The : The majority of polyps are not cancer. They are benign. Many are completely harmless. Others can grow into bigger polyps, which are called adenomatous polyps. Colonoscopy will remove all polyps. If not removed, these bigger polyps have the potential to develop into cancer. Your doctor would have discussed that with you if cancer were found during your colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having difficulty in passing stool which is not hard. takes long time and sometimes obstructed Does it indicates colon cancer?no family history)
Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime.How long it takes to recover?Can i live longer after cancer treatment?
Depends on stage etc: Will depend on the stage, age, respond to therapy, other biomarkers /prognostic markers/ biology of the cancer, your overall condition etc. According to the seer- 5 year survival rate for localized (confined to primary site) is 89.9%; with regional (spread to regional lymph nodes) - is about 69.6% and with distant (cancer has metastasized) is about11.9%. Discuss in detail with oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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