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How fast does colon cancer spread?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Some cancers grow slowly and others rapidly.
At this point we cannot predict what will happen on an individual basis but as we learn more about the biology that day will come.

In brief: It depends
Some cancers grow slowly and others rapidly.
At this point we cannot predict what will happen on an individual basis but as we learn more about the biology that day will come.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Unpredictable
Colon cancer spread to local lymph nodes and then on to other organs such as liver, lungs, bones.
It can spread through the blood vessels or locally to other organs such as kidneys, prostate, etc. Rate of spread is unpredictable at present and likely depends on growth factors, cancer differentiation, and unknown factors. Of cancers that comeback after surgery, most (80%) do so within 3 years.

In brief: Unpredictable
Colon cancer spread to local lymph nodes and then on to other organs such as liver, lungs, bones.
It can spread through the blood vessels or locally to other organs such as kidneys, prostate, etc. Rate of spread is unpredictable at present and likely depends on growth factors, cancer differentiation, and unknown factors. Of cancers that comeback after surgery, most (80%) do so within 3 years.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Thank
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