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My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: An excellent website

I am sorry to hear your news.
You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2 the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both.

In brief: An excellent website

I am sorry to hear your news.
You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2 the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This is not early Ca

Cancer is most curable when it is diagnosed and treated in stage 1 or 2.
Stage 3 can also be treated but the cure rates are not as high as earlier stages. In your situation, your husband needs more treatment using chemotherapy(it is called adjuvant chemotherapy). With using all the modern treatments, he has a better than 50/50 chance to survive his cancer...So i would be optimistic but be watchful.

In brief: This is not early Ca

Cancer is most curable when it is diagnosed and treated in stage 1 or 2.
Stage 3 can also be treated but the cure rates are not as high as earlier stages. In your situation, your husband needs more treatment using chemotherapy(it is called adjuvant chemotherapy). With using all the modern treatments, he has a better than 50/50 chance to survive his cancer...So i would be optimistic but be watchful.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Dukes C2

Tumors of colon progress from mucosa thru muscularis to the surface serosa.
At this point progress begins with lymphatic spread to regional nodes. At least 20 nodes should be removed for adequate resection. When nodes are involved, more than 4 has a somewhat poorer prognosis Adjuvant chemo should be initiated.to prevent recirremce

In brief: Dukes C2

Tumors of colon progress from mucosa thru muscularis to the surface serosa.
At this point progress begins with lymphatic spread to regional nodes. At least 20 nodes should be removed for adequate resection. When nodes are involved, more than 4 has a somewhat poorer prognosis Adjuvant chemo should be initiated.to prevent recirremce
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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