What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

Usually great. Usually patients are able to make a great recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer, but it depends on multiple factors. The main determinants are the stage of the cancer, and how healthy the patient is before the operation. For patients whose tumors have not spread to lymph nodes there is about a > 85% chance of surviving 5 years. Spread to other organs significantly decreases survival.
Stages? Early stage colon ca is curable. Recovery varies depends on the extent of your surgery +/- additional treatment. Find a good surgeon and an oncologist to help you through this fight.

Related Questions

What are the chances of a 30-year-old male having colorectal cancer? Exactly how many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in this age group?

Unlikely. With knowing just your age, rest assured, it's very unlikely. Generally speaking, colorectal cancers are one of the cancers where routine screening is known to improve survival rates. The recommended screening schedule depends on your risk level and is outlined nicely here: http://bit.ly/2nexSdl
If you are still pretty worried, a longer talk with your Doctor may help. Try not to stress too much. Read more...
Family history. Is there a family history of colon cancer occurring at an early age? If no, your risk is negligible. If there is family history of early age colon cancer, get a colonoscopy at the 10 years before the earliest age at which colon cancer occurred in the family. The rate of colon cancer in 30 year-olds is general population is not relevant to a given individual.
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 are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37? I have hemrroids for the first time in my life.

Low. Fairly low, unless you have a first degree relative with colon cancer early in life. If you develop symptoms that are unusual for simple hemorrhoids, you should have additional testing. As always, if things don't go the way they're supposed to, go back to your doctor for the next step in the plan. Read more...

I don't have a family history of cancer but I was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

Under age. 50, about 4/100, 000. After age 50, it goes up sharply. Unless you have ulcerative colitis, multiple polyps, or any condition that increases your chances, you don't need to have a conlonscopy until age 50. Read more...

What are the chances of surviving colorectal cancer surgery at 85?

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. Read more...
Good. The risk is to age, but overall medical state. Heart and lungs most importantly. Read more...

Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer? If so, how significantly?

No. Often many colon and rectal cancer patients initially thought they had hemorrhoids because of symptoms such as rectal itching and rectal bleeding. If you are experiencing any new signs of rectal bleeding, no matter what your age, you should consult your doctor immediately. Colonoscopy to screen for cancer advised age 50 however may be sooner depending on individual risk factors and family history. Read more...
Not at all. Hemorrhoids are a completely separate entity than colon polyps and colon cancer. Hemorrhoids can bleed as can cancer so there is a crossover in the symptoms and that is why any rectal bleeding should be evaluated by your physician. That being said, hemorrhoids are not cancer and will not turn into cancer. . Read more...

What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

Extremely rare. It is extremely rare that a teenager would get stomach or colon cancer. Increased chances would more likely involve colon cancer, with in an inherited familial colonic polyposis syndrome. Read more...

Mom is 52. Smokes 2-3 cigs a day. Does she need to get screening colonoscopy even without symptoms? What are chances of colorectal cancer?

Yes, that is the pur. Screening is advised for each one over the age of 50. There are no early symptoms, that is why we have to screen asymptomatic indiivduals like your mother so we can detect cancer when it is early and without symptoms because symptoms come only when it is already advanced! Read more...
Needs colonoscopy . Studies have shown that all normal-risk individuals should have a screening colonoscopy starting at age 50 and repeated at least every 10 years if no polyps are found. All polyps should be removed. If there is a positive family history for colon cancer, screening should start at an earlier age. There is about a 5% lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. Read more...