My husband had stage one colon cancer doc has removed most of his colon and intestine does have a bag how long will he live?
Long. Stage 1 colon cancer is usually highly curable. From the extent of the surgery the might be some other problem that required the more extensive surgery.
Could three CT scans over one year all really miss symptomatic colon cancer (narrow stools, blood). Problems for past 2 years, doc says no way it wou?
Absolutely. Ct scan is by no means designed for detecting colon cancer. When it does, it is most often in the advanced stages since it is large enough to have either formed metastatic diseases (e.g. In the liver) or distorted the anatomy of the colon enough to become evident. The most sensitive test for colon cancer is colonoscopy. Ct is not a good test for screening for colon cancer. Read more...