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What is the difference in the various stages of colon cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Survival, but.....

Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst.
While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable.

In brief: Survival, but.....

Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst.
While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable.
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