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How fast would colon cancer grow in a 62 year old man?

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In brief: Variable

It depends more on the cell type of the cancer than the person's age.
Usually colon cancers grow fairly slowly, but some can have a more aggressive cell type.

In brief: Variable

It depends more on the cell type of the cancer than the person's age.
Usually colon cancers grow fairly slowly, but some can have a more aggressive cell type.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
agree. It is not about the age of the patient but it is about the biology of the cancer. Having said that, more agressive cancers usually happen in younger age- however does not mean that the same agressive cancer does not happen in older people.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Usually slowly

It is believed that colon cancers develop fairly slowly--a polyp may take 5-10 years to become cancerous.
However, once a cancer develops, it can spread to other parts of the body fairly quickly.

In brief: Usually slowly

It is believed that colon cancers develop fairly slowly--a polyp may take 5-10 years to become cancerous.
However, once a cancer develops, it can spread to other parts of the body fairly quickly.
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