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What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

Usually great.: Usually patients are able to make a great recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer, but it depends on multiple factors. The main determinants are the stage of the cancer, and how healthy the patient is before the operation. For patients whose tumors have not spread to lymph nodes there is about a > 85% chance of surviving 5 years. Spread to other organs significantly decreases survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

Breast ca: This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recovery is excellent when caught early and decreases with advancing stage. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving intestinal cancer after treatment?

What are the chances of surviving intestinal cancer after treatment?

Depends: Need much more information. What type or where was the cancer? What stage was the cancer? Was surgery able to remove it completely? Are there other medical conditions affecting the patient? Their doctor would be in a much better position to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

This is not a right: Secondary ovarian cancer is not a correct term to describe your cancer. I assume you are saying that it has recurred? In that case there are several drugs and treatments which are commonly used with significant extension of life and occasional cures(possible) but typically it is uncommon to cure ovarian cancer, second time around after failing first line of chemotherapy. Seek an expert opinion for. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting oral cancer from hpv?

Doctors, what are the chances of getting oral cancer from hpv?

Summary: The leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer is from HPV, a very small number of oral cavity cancers also occur from HPV. Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by oral surgeon or ENT doc. For more information: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/ ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting mouth cancer from smoking?

What are the chances of getting mouth cancer from smoking?

Moderate risk: Tobacco use increases your chances of mouth cancer six-fold than if you don't use tobacco. However there are many other factors to consider to calculate your specific risk. Genetics, alcohol use, age, hpv status and others. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

Variable: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for DCIS (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the US. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting colon cancer with crohns?

Higher than without: Crohns. How much higher is not clear, but the risk of colon cancer is higher in patients with crohns. This warrants a closer screening and you should follow your doctor's advice. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2700422/. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

What are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

Dependson stage.: The treatment and survival depends on how deep the cancer has penetrated the wall of the stomach, and if there is any spread beyond the stomach. For very early stomach cancer, after surgery, there is about a 70% chance of surviving 5 years. This drops to 30-40% if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, and about 5% if there is spread to other organs. Not all patients are candidates for surgery. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cancer from second hand smoking?

What are the chances of getting cancer from second hand smoking?

Too high: Some government and pop claims that second-hand smoke produces 50, 000 deaths yearly in the usa are obviously false (founded on crazy assumptions), but the risk is real; the best papers say 3000-5000 deaths mostly lung cancers in the spouses of heavy smokers. A smoky home is abusive to children and a smoky workplace for adults. You have a right not to be exposed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are my chances of survival after surgery?

What are my chances of survival after surgery?

Excellent: Depends on type f surgery but most elective surgery carries a risk of mortality far less than 1%. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Very low: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html less than 10% of all breast cancers occur between age 20-34. ...Read more

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What are your chances of survival when youget a recurrance of colon cancer?

What are your chances  of survival when youget a recurrance of colon cancer?

Colon cancer : It depends on the whole scenario. Some things to be taken account are sites of recurrence extend of recurrence whether containable by surgical removal , your age and other medical comorbidities. Your oncologist will be the best person to answer this question. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

Depends: It depends on several factors with the most important being the stage. This is determined by what the cancer is invading in the nasopharynx, whether there are lymph nodes involved, and whether is has spread to other organs. Other factors include your age and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting oral cancer from dipping?

What are the chances of getting oral cancer from dipping?

Studies vary: In some, it's less than a 1% chance. It depends some on the type of snuff, and other studies do suggest a higher risk. Still, if you can quit, you're doing yourself a favor. ...Read more

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What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?

What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?

Depends: Survival from lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the type of cancer and the response to treatments. ...Read more

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What are the chances of good survival with colon cancer?

What are the chances of good survival with colon cancer?

Depends on stage: Early stage colon cancer can be cured. Colon cancer can be mostly prevented through colonoscopy examinations starting at age 50, earlier if there is family history of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dieing from cervical cancer?

What are the chances  of dieing from  cervical cancer?

Depends on stage: Like any other cancer, cervical cancer survival is closely linked to early detection and treatment. The more extensive the spread of the cancer the more likely it is to kill you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a persons surviving pancreatic cancer?

What are the chances of a persons surviving pancreatic cancer?

Not so good: Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at the late stage which makes it very difficult to treat with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. In addition, even when discovered early it has the capacity to spread easily. We have a few long term survivors but on the balance most people die within 5 years. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more