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How long can I live with colon cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends on stage etc

Will depend on the stage, age, respond to therapy, other biomarkers /prognostic markers/ biology of the cancer, your overall condition etc.
According to the seer- 5 year survival rate for localized (confined to primary site) is 89.9%; with regional (spread to regional lymph nodes) - is about 69.6% and with distant (cancer has metastasized) is about11.9%. Discuss in detail with oncologist.

In brief: Depends on stage etc

Will depend on the stage, age, respond to therapy, other biomarkers /prognostic markers/ biology of the cancer, your overall condition etc.
According to the seer- 5 year survival rate for localized (confined to primary site) is 89.9%; with regional (spread to regional lymph nodes) - is about 69.6% and with distant (cancer has metastasized) is about11.9%. Discuss in detail with oncologist.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Survival varies

Survival rate statistics vary based on the stage of diagnosis.
These are only estimates, not truly how long you will live. All of this should be discussed in detail with your physicians.

In brief: Survival varies

Survival rate statistics vary based on the stage of diagnosis.
These are only estimates, not truly how long you will live. All of this should be discussed in detail with your physicians.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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