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Colon Cancer (cont.)


Recovery from colon cancer depends on the extent of your disease before your surgery.

  • If your tumor is limited to the inner layers of your colon, you can expect to live 5 years or more.

  • If cancer has spread to your lymph nodes adjacent to the colon, the chance of living 5 years is 65%.

  • If the cancer has already spread to other organs, the chance of living 5 years drops to 8%.

  • If the cancer has reached your liver but no other organs, removing part of your liver may prolong your life.
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