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.
Robert J Fingerote, MD, MSc, BSc
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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