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Can you tell me what it mean when you are diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3?

Like getting a C . Cancers are graded like tests or exams. Grade 1 is an a, grade 2 is a b, grade 3 is a c and grade 4 is a d. With a c or a d, you need tutoring to get a better grade and it is always better to have an a or a b. Chemotherapy is tutoring and gives you the opportunity to raise your grade to a higher score. This is a simple explanation of a complex, confusing staging system of colon cancer. Read more...

What is the most effective chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer?

Standard of care. Standard of care -adjuvant chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer will be a combination of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin or oral Capecitabine and oxaliplatin. Read more...
See an oncologist . Colon chance chemotherapy has a lot options now, and a thoughtful short and potential long term plan is what i necessary. Some oncologist believe that one day soon metastatic colon cancer may even be able to be treated as a chronic disease. I have certainly seen patients live for a decade with stage 4 disease. I wish you all the best. Read more...

I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, I'm on folfox6. I read cq10 will help in stopping cancer sells from growing. Take it while chemo? Dosage?

I do not agree. What is cq10? Do you mean coq10 ? There is nothing other than your chemo that can help prevent your cancer from growing or progressing. But chemo you have taken gives you a very good chance of staying cancer free. I would not fool around with anything else. Read more...

My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at age 54. When should I get my first colonoscopy?

At about 44 years. The general rule is to get a colonoscopy about 10 years before the age a relative developed colon cancer. You may wish to monitor occult blood in stool with a FIT test. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?

Variable. There is >50% chance that your colon cancer is cured with surgery already, in which case your life expectancy should be like a normal healthy person. You may benefit from treatment using adjuvant chemotherapy, if your tumor had spread/involved the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Check with your doctor and let us know how many nodes were involved with your tumor? Read more...