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Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Low but not zero

Stage ii colon cancer means no lymph node involvement by definition, but inadequate lymph node sampling (surgical resection) may "understage" the cancer, so make sure enough ln were taken -minimum of 12! even with appropriate surgery, mets may still occur, although very unusual, so discuss with your treating docs.
A pet/ct may give some reassurance so ask if this can be done.

In brief: Low but not zero

Stage ii colon cancer means no lymph node involvement by definition, but inadequate lymph node sampling (surgical resection) may "understage" the cancer, so make sure enough ln were taken -minimum of 12! even with appropriate surgery, mets may still occur, although very unusual, so discuss with your treating docs.
A pet/ct may give some reassurance so ask if this can be done.
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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In brief: Not mutch

Stage ii colon cancers means did not spread to lymph nodes , if it spreads will be to liver first, metastasis to lung is rare.

In brief: Not mutch

Stage ii colon cancers means did not spread to lymph nodes , if it spreads will be to liver first, metastasis to lung is rare.
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