How long does it take stage four colon cancer to develop?

Many years. Patients can present with stage-4 colon cancer. This takes many years(10+) years to evolve. But early colon cancer treated with surgery can alter relapse as stage -4 disease. This can happen in a shorter time, anywhere from one to 5 years..

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How long does it take colon cancer to spread?

Variable. . It depends on the level of aggressiveness of the cancer cell which is extremely variable. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. Read more...

How long does it take a colon cancer to grow?

Roughly one year. The immunogenic tumor protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac is found in most colon Ca. When polyoma enters bowel to form a field effect, one site will develop a Ca. If resected and premalignant normal appearing cells which express MUC 5ac are left behind, suppression is eliminated and one of the foci, staining + for MUC5ac will grow and replace anastomosis in about 1 yr. Read more...

How long does it take colon cancer to spread to liver?

Depend . All depends on what stage the cancer is at time of diagnose and treatment. Read more...
Highly variable. Impossible to say as sometimes I have seen small colon cancers spread & seen large colon cancers not spread to other organs. Each person is different & each person's cancer can behave differently depending on cell type & genetics. Read more...

How long does it take colon cancer to reach stage 4 from stage 1?

Unpredictable. Most cases of Stage 1 colon cancer are cured with surgery. A small percentage tend to come back with a recurrence, usually in 2-3 years...but it can be shorter or longer time than this...so it is somewhat unpredictable but it is usually within 5 years for those who recur. Read more...

How long does colon cancer take to move from stage to stage?

It depends. Every tumor is different in it's rate of growth an even it's potential to spread so there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question. Read more...
Varies a lot. How fast tumor grows, where it started, if spread to nodes/other places, treatments (chemo, surgery, radiation), cancer genetics, age at diagnosis, family history, lifestyle (quit smoking), positive attitude, a "treatment team, " good nutrition, strong social support, learning/asking questions, and participating in care & choices all make a big difference. There is no one answer to this question. Read more...

How long could colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage?

Years....we think. Every individual tumor is different. The "teaching" is it takes 5 years for a polyp to undergo malignant change (turn into cancer) from there, it depends on location, age and many other factors we don't yet understand. Colon cancer can be indolent (slow growing) or aggressive. It depends on the individual cancer, and everyone is different. Read more...