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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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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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What are the chances of survival with cancer?

What are the chances of survival with cancer?

Depends on type: Skin cancers, except melanoma are nearly 100% curable. Childhood cancers usually have a good chance of cure. Lung and pancreatic cancers have poor survival and other cancers are in-between. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting colon cancer with crohns?

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 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 colon cancer with a 1.5cm polyp?

What are the chances of colon cancer with a 1.5cm polyp?

Very rare: Polyp is a premalignant condition, which means that if you let it go without removing it, it will turn into cancer. Usually takes an average of 10 years for a polyp to turn into cancer. The larger the polyp the greater the chance to have cancer, the size of 2cm could be worrisome. It is recommended to have repeat colonoscopy 3 years after removing the polyp for surveillance. ...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 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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What are the chances of survival for someone with melanoma?

What are the chances of survival for someone with melanoma?

Depends on stage: Not all cancers are alike, and neither are different melanomas. The survival from melanoma depends on the stage, which is based tumor thickness, ulceration, mitotic rate, lymph node involvement and presence of distant metastases. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer?

What are the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer?

Depends: Survival rates vary depending on many different factors. Some of the most important factors are stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis and also the type of cancer (there are several different types of pancreatic cancer). ...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 odds of survival with pneumonia?

What are the odds of survival with pneumonia?

Depends on situation: Pneumonia is a very diverse group of diseases, and the prognosis depends greatly on the underlying health of the patient and the kind of pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for second cancer?

What are the chances of survival for second cancer?

Depends: Is it a recurrence of the first one or a totally new cancer? What kind of cancer is it? How spread is it? Where is at? How's the general health of the patient? Too many variables to answer. If you are a bit more specific, we may be able to help you better. ...Read more

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What are the chances of living regular lifespan with cancer?

What are the chances of living regular lifespan with cancer?

Depends on the type: Basal cell and squamous cell cancers of the skin may have little effect on life span, whereas in the case of lung cancer majority of the patients are dead within a year and a whole range of outcomes inbetween with other cancers. ...Read more

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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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Methastasic melanoma, liver and lungs, what are the chances of survival with treatment?

Methastasic melanoma, liver and lungs, what are the chances of survival with treatment?

Depends: It depends on how many metastatic tumors are present, if they can be removed with an operation (ask your surgeon), and what kind of chemotherapy you are eligible for based on the genetic analysis of your melanoma tumor. Generally metastatic melanoma has a very limited survival, but within the last 2 years or so there are at least 2 very promising drugs that have improved this somewhat. ...Read more

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What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses could even be benign tumors. The earlier the detection the better the chance of survival. No simple answer. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving breast cancer?

What are the chances of surviving breast cancer?

Good odds with care: Majority survive with early diagnosis and management. Regular self-exams, mammograms, assessment by physicians if strong family history or carrying brca gene are all helping earlier diagnosis and earlier care. Talk to your pcp or oncologist for specific advice. ...Read more

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What are the odds of survival for patients with bone metastases?

What are the odds of survival for patients with bone metastases?

Hard to day.: Depends on the tumor type and aggressiveness. Some tumors may respond to chemo and radiation for years. Others may be rapidly progressive and spread to other organs like liver and brain. A, "cure" is not in the cards. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more