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What are the chances of surviving colorectal cancer surgery at 85?
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Good
The risk is to age, but overall medical state.
Heart and lungs most importantly.

In brief: Good
The risk is to age, but overall medical state.
Heart and lungs most importantly.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: It depends.
This depends on how extensive the surgery is and your state of health.
If the disease is found to be minimally invasive and the surgery is minor, you should be all-right. If, however, the surgery is extensive, it could be hard for anyone. Similarly, if you are healthy, you can tolerate even major surgery, but if you're anemic and malnourished like many colorectal cancer patients, it can be hard.

In brief: It depends.
This depends on how extensive the surgery is and your state of health.
If the disease is found to be minimally invasive and the surgery is minor, you should be all-right. If, however, the surgery is extensive, it could be hard for anyone. Similarly, if you are healthy, you can tolerate even major surgery, but if you're anemic and malnourished like many colorectal cancer patients, it can be hard.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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