13 doctors weighed in:

Is colorectal cancer always fatal?

13 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most early colon cancers have a very high success rate of long term survival rate.
More advanced cancers that spread to other sites do not have the same success rates, but can still live for years.

In brief: No

Most early colon cancers have a very high success rate of long term survival rate.
More advanced cancers that spread to other sites do not have the same success rates, but can still live for years.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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4 doctors agree

In brief: NO.

Most colon cancers, if caught early, are very treatable.
Even cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes is often responsive to chemotherapy. Prevention is the key. Get your screening colonoscopy. If having symptoms, (bleeding, pain, change in bowel habits), see a doctor.

In brief: NO.

Most colon cancers, if caught early, are very treatable.
Even cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes is often responsive to chemotherapy. Prevention is the key. Get your screening colonoscopy. If having symptoms, (bleeding, pain, change in bowel habits), see a doctor.
Dr. Todd Woltman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colon cancer

No. Colon cancer survival is based on stage.
Early cancers can be cured. Once cancer has spread to distant organs, cure rate drops significantly.

In brief: Colon cancer

No. Colon cancer survival is based on stage.
Early cancers can be cured. Once cancer has spread to distant organs, cure rate drops significantly.
Dr. Robert Cloud
Dr. Robert Cloud
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