There are five major stages of colon cancer: 0, I, II, III and IV. Stages II through IV are also divided into substages that indicate how the cancer has spread within each stage, according to the National Cancer Institut... More »

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Stage IV colon cancer is when the cancer has spread through the lymph nodes and the blood to other parts of the body, such as the lung, liver, ovaries or abdominal wall, according to the National Cancer Institute. Stage ... More »

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The stage 3 designation means colon cancer has spread beyond the colon to the lymph nodes. Within this designation, stage 3A refers to the presence of tumors within the colon wall that involve the lymph nodes and stage 3... More »

Most types of cancer are classed as belonging to stages 0, I, II, III or IV. The stage assigned to the cancer refers to the extent of its spread at the time of diagnosis. According to Cancer.Net, which stage a cancer is ... More »

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Age, race, gender, environment, diet and genetics are causative factors in the development of colon cancer, according to About.com, as are obesity, not getting enough exercise, smoking and polyps. Drinking alcohol can al... More »

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The five-year survival rates for stages I, II, III and IV of salivary gland cancer at the time of diagnosis are 91, 75, 65 and 39 percent, respectively, according to the American Cancer Society. Furthermore, the patient'... More »

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According to current research, if colon cancer is going to metastasize, or spread, it usually does so within two years of developing, notes the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The tumors that spread appear to have the a... More »