Colon cancer prognosis by stage

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Avatar f tn Hi there, My husband, age 57 and in otherwise great health, was diagnosed and had surgery for colon cancer. The diagnosis was stage IV colon cancer, as the mucinous carcinoid tumor had spread to his retroperitoneum. The prognosis is not good (ie., the doctors said that without doubt, this is a terminal disease with survival marked at 3-6 months). But I have been reading of survivors - some living beyond the magic five year milestone! What is the exact prognosis of this?
Avatar f tn t help now but the vast majority of colon cancer is preventable if primary care physicians would only insist on standard screening studies.
Avatar f tn I know everyone is different but is there a prognosis for this type of cancer and stage that has undergone these tx's? I just want to know what to expect and can't find any sites that clearly answer this. Any information that you have would be appreciated. And are there alternative tx's?
Avatar f tn t happened, then even if he has colon cancer, it should be at an early enough stage that they would likely be able to successfully remove it, maybe need to give him just some chemo, and he will go on to live a long and healthy life!
Avatar n tn My 49 year old SIL(sister in law) has ovarian cancer. She had early stage breast cancer last year, tested + for BRCA 2 and they found the ovarian cancer during a routine PET scan. She's had a full hysterectomy and has just started 2 types of chemo. I know that one is through a port in her chest and the other will be through her stomach and she'll be hospitalized for that one. Her CA-125 was 3748 at the time of surgery.
Avatar f tn My mother-in-law (64 yrs old) has had 4th Stage Colon Cancer for 4 years. She has had 2 separate colon and liver resections and has recently had surgery for a fistula and blockages in the colon resulting in a permanent ileostomy. The cancer has spread to 3 spots on her liver, 1 on her lung and is scattered through her pelvic region.
Avatar f tn t know what exact stage of Colorectal cancer she has or if she is dealing with Rectal cancer or Colon cancer or both. I am assuming it is probably localize. If it is indeed localized, she will need surgery and possibly chemo will be ordered; this is regards to Colon cancer. If she is dealing with Rectal cancer, then she will need surgery and possible chemo and radiation. If she is dealing with Colon and Rectal cancer, then she will need all the above.
Avatar f tn My sister had surgery yesterday. They said it's colon cancer. They removed the tumor and took out 10 inches of her large intestines attached the large to the small intestines. They said it's in her liver just a couple of spots. Her pathology report comes back in Monday. Some assistant told my brother in-law she thought it was stage 4 how can this be with only a couple of spots and the removed the rest and apparently it hasn't spread anywhere else.
Avatar n tn All in all, this is still controversial and I believe there is presently no harm of taking these supplements alongside chemotherapy. Stage IIIC breast cancer has about 50-60% chance of survival in 10 years, and can be increased by about 10-15% with the addition of chemotherapy. REgards.
Avatar m tn My mother had colon cancer 1 year ago, had surgery and chemo. The cancer is back and is stage 4 and in the peritoneal cavity. She is 76 years old. The doctors are not giving us much hope for treatment relative to quality of life. We are seeking a second opinion with our doctors blessing. I have been searching the internet also. I feel that we are quickly loosing her.
946446 tn?1295975694 I am 53 years old Katarina my stage is stage lla with high-grade DCIS, node status is three benign reactive lymph nodes. I had pagets disease of the nipple along with colliod (mucinous) adenocarcinoma and am ER and PR negative, Her2neu: positive for over expression.
Avatar n tn Hi. Has your mom been previously diagnosed with cancer? If not, I just find it hard to believe that a finding of possible liver metastases on CT scan would not prompt her doctors to look for the possible source (the "primary" lesion) of those metastases. If those liver lesions are indeed metastases, her upper back pain could indicate metastatic lesions to the spine as well, which should warrant further investigation (i.e. bone scan).
Avatar n tn My 49 year old SIL has ovarian cancer. She had early stage breast cancer last year, tested + for BRCA 2 and they found the ovarian cancer during a routine PET scan. She's had a full hysterectomy and has just started 2 types of chemo. I know that one is through a port in her chest and the other will be through her stomach and she'll be hospitalized for that one. Her CA-125 was 3748 at the time of surgery.
Avatar f tn And it greatly improved the prognosis for patients. Unlike many cancer therapies, this one does a good job in going after the cancer, while leaving the healty cells alone. Hope he keeps improving, and can lead a fairly normal life.
Avatar n tn But I remember at the time nearly having a heart attack over Stage 3. Stage 4 is when the cancer in the colon has spread outside the walls and goes to other organs. So, yes, she has Stage 4. I can only guess why you ask, that perhaps you're thinking since it hasn't gone to the lungs or liver, it's not as serious. But once the cancer goes anywhere beyond the original site, it has to be considered a scary situation, to be sure.
Avatar m tn She was treated for breast cancer in 2001 with no lymph node involvement. She recently was experience stomach pain and went for a sonogram, (seeming unrelated transient intenstinal inflammation that went away). During this time they discovered "small spots on her liver" subsequent tests have revealed the information below. She wont be seeing her doctor for a while and I was just hoping to get a realistic idea of what we're dealing with (in terms of time).
Avatar f tn I have had altered bowel habits and on occasion some blood smearing on the toilet tissue. Left sided pain and back pain low down. I have had a colonoscopy that failed and a sigmoidoscopy that failed. A barium enema showed a Sigmoid Stricture and I have a diverticular desease in the descending colon. I have had a CT Tomonography and a CT Colonography and I'am having a Flexi sigmoidoscopy on 2nd Sept, before having a Sigmoidectomy on 6th Sept.
Avatar f tn Non-small cell lung carcinoma staging and Manchester score Prognostic factors in non-small cell lung cancer include presence or absence of pulmonary symptoms, tumor size, cell type (histology), degree of spread (stage) and metastases to multiple lymph nodes, and vascular invasion. For patients with inoperable disease, prognosis is adversely affected by poor performance status and weight loss of more than 10%.
Avatar m tn Well, not a primary bone cancer but a prostate cancer may be associated with bone secondaries. The overall prognosis would depend on the stage of the cancer and is best discussed with his treating doctor. Hope this information is useful. Take care!
Avatar f tn It is possible that these nodules are metastases from his base of the tongue cancer. The decision to give or not to give further cancer treatment/s will depend on a lot of things. Consider the age of the patient, risks and benefits of treatment, possible side effects, and end point in making a decision. For now, your father needs the best supportive care he can get. Take care.