Colon cancer survival rate

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Avatar f tn Chemo prolonged her life but there is no cure for Stage IV. The survival rate for her cancer was 3 to 5 years with treatment and she died after 2 1/2 years. My heart goes out to you. It is a tough place to be. Good Luck and God Bless you. Just spend as much time with her as you can.
Avatar m tn The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is calculated based on averages. Each patient’s individual tumor characteristics, state of health, genetic background, etc. will impact her survival. In addition, levels of stress, immune function, will to live, and other unmeasurable factors also play a significant role in a patient’s survival.
Avatar f tn This is a question that is almost impossible to answer. There are statistics that deal with generalities but none of them actually deal with any one specific case. I have never relied on published percentages as I feel there are too many variables in each person's cancer as well as the response to the therapy. You might search for Statistics of Survival Rates on the Internet but I wouldn't ever depend on them for myself.
Avatar m tn Hi, My father is 65 and was diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks ago. He had been short of breath for a few months, but they couldn't figure out why. However, a fecal blood test was positive and a subsequent colonoscopy found the tumor in the upper colon. He had it surgically removed (it was the size of a softball) last week. About one half his colon was removed, with no signs of cancer in the nearby abdomen.
Avatar m tn In the past 15 years, a notable percentage in the survival rate of colon cancer patients have drastically increased thanks to these medical advances. Early detection of colon cancer through its symptoms leads to early treatment and a higher percentage in survival. Adults over the age of 50 are advised to have a colonoscopy at regular intervals to be able to prevent or treat colon cancer if ever the early symptom starts to appear.
Avatar n tn A month ago 8 inches of his colon were removed because of colon cancer. In the meantime he has been told that his colon cancer is stage 3c. After the operation he had alot of trouble keeping his sugarlevel down. Either this week or next week he has to start chemotherapy. I have been told that there are 2 different chemotherapies he can choose from: 1. a therapy with oxaliplaten (misspelled?
Avatar f tn I under went double mast on Jan 09 - diagnosed with Triple Negative Grade 3, stage 3, 31 out 31 + with extensive LVI with broadly positive margins as well as intralymphatic tumor. Multifocal extracapsular extension. Can't seem to get a real survival or recurrence rate, only telling me it is not good. Under went chemo and rads just finished Sept 09. Not scheduled for scans yet. What do you think?
Avatar f tn First time using this, am not sure I am in the right place but, I will ask any way. 45 white female with Triple negative IDC stage 3 grade 3, 31 + nodes LVI marked extensive, broadly + margins, intralymphatic tumor .1cm from margins. multifocal extracapsular extension. Just finished chemo and rads...waiting for scheduled scans. Can't seem to get a straight survival or recurrence rate from docs, just said I got it bad and will try to kill it...
Avatar f tn As I have stated in my earlier post, untreated stage 4 endometrial cancer has a five year survival rate between less than 5% to 25%. I suppose that the more aggressive histologic subtypes of stage 4 endometrial cancer will tend to have a survival rate on the lower end of the range I have given. A study on the efficacy of Taxol/Carboplatinum regimen in advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer (see http://jco.ascopubs.
Avatar f tn Hi, The chemotherapy could improve symptoms and may extend survival. In general, the one year survival rate would be increased by about 10% or so. What is a bit crucial is what does less than healthy mean? As cancer advances, it affects daily more and more. How much the cancer is affecting daily living are among the things considered when planning the treatment.
Avatar f tn I too have rectal bleeding and first did an occult blood test (positive times three) before agreeing to the colonoscopy. A colonoscopy, if you are cleaned out properly (which I learned I wasn't, so now they ordered a barium enema) is good for the doctor looking for polyps and more and he/she can actually go ahead and remove polyp(s) if found for biopsy. I became convinced to do the colonoscopy, even though it had not been ten years from the last one (I'm in my 30s).
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer in 2006. The tumour was quite large measuring 7cmx8cm. T3 NO MO. I had no chemo because the doctor felt it would not significantly raise my survival rate which was 85%. For the last few months or so, I have been bloated and have rt upper abdominal pain. At times it feels like there is something in there when I am sitting and can be uncomfortable. My colonoscopy in sept. was clear. I recently had a ct scan and will get my results soon.
Avatar m tn Can you be 100% sure that I do not have colon cancer? If not, is there a risk that by waiting further, colon cancer might suddenly develop to an incurable level? If so what are your thoughts on undergoing a precautionary total colectomy"? Quite hard-hitting but maybe worth asking.
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 peritoneal seedling throughout its mength.loops of small intestines ,ascending colon,transverce colon and part of decending colon are involved and inseperable.(frozen abdomen and pelvis).now tell me in this situation,what are the chances of chemotherapy?will it works? or how much time she had left coz she had completely blocked her intestines.she is not eating since 20 dayz.she is discharge from hospital and her first chemotherapy is done rightnow. i dun know about chemo drugs details.....
447161 tn?1262923084 Surgery is also a possible treatment for colon cancer and this is supposed to be effective as long as the cancer has not spread. I underwent a total colectomy almost five years ago - not for colon cancer - but for torrential diverticular bleeding. I described it to another Medhelp patient who was interested. Log on to:- http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/523166 I think that you should ask your specialist whether surgery is an option.
Avatar m tn Radioembolization Promising for Inoperable Chemorefractory Liver Metastases Information from Industry The Pivotal Role of the Oncology Nurse– Find out how nurses can help patients get the most out of their colorectal cancer therapy. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Apr 30 - Radioactive microsphere therapy appears to prolong survival in patients with unresectable, chemorefractory metastatic disease of the liver, findings from a prospective, open-label phase II study indicate.
Avatar f tn Survival rate is not something that a lay person can accurately assess, much less a doc. An oncologist might guess, but in the end, he's only guessing. With involvement of the liver and cirhosis along with it, that is not good. The liver is the organ that is required to be functioning well with chemo (hence all the checks for liver enzymes). As for the lymphedema in her legs, please encourage her to ask her doc for a referal to a physical therapist that can assist with this condition.
Avatar f tn What does this mean in terms of her treatment options and the survival rate for her type of cancer? Also the doctor is urging my other sister and I to be tested immediately as well. Is there any real harm in waiting just a bit. This has all happened so quickly, and I don't know if I am up to any more at this time!
Avatar m tn s Liver Meeting, researchers reported that people treated with this regimen had a median overall survival of 22.8 months. The 12-month overall survival rate was 61% and the 24-month survival rate was 48%. Treatment with Opdivo and Yervoy was generally safe, though side effects were common.Apr 1, 2020 https://www.cancerhealth.
Avatar f tn Hi. The survival rate depends on what specific treatment was used in the clinical trial, and what organ the squamous cell carcinoma originated from (e.g. lung, head and neck, skin, unknown primary site, etc.). I can answer your question better if you can give me more details regarding the patient being treated (age, sex, etc.), the type of cancer being treated (lung, head and neck, etc.), and the treatment being given. Hope to hear from you soon.
808425 tn?1371092328 Ok, so follicular thyroid cancer has a 95% 10 year survival rate, what happens after that? I'm halfway to 10 years. I don't know if any studies go beyond that. I worry a lot. That seems to be my main purpose in life. If there is anyone out there who has dealt with this particular type and has made it over, well how about 50 years? Is that stretching it a bit too far? I'm 41 and my family has a fabulous record of long life.