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 ability to do so hardwired into their DNA.
Life expectancy for someone diagnosed with liver cancer depends on how widespread the cancer is, notes the American Cancer Society. The life expectancy for a cancer survivor is based on how many survivors live five years after diagnosis. For liver cancer, 2 to 28 percent of survivors see that mark.
Stage 4 colon cancer is a disease that has already spread to another site in the body, notes the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It is the most advanced stage of the disease.
Life expectancy for liver cancer patients is measured as a five-year survival rate, according to the American Cancer Society. The five-year survival rate for a person with localized liver cancer is 28 percent, while regional liver cancer is 7 percent and distant liver cancer is 2 percent.
Colon cancer is cancer of the colon, according to Mayo Clinic. Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer, which refers to cancers that start in the colon and rectum. The colon is a part of the digestive system also known as the large intestine.
The signs and symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation and chronic stomach discomfort, according to Mayo Clinic. However, symptoms can vary depending on the extent of the condition. In many cases, individuals with colon cancer do not experience any symptoms of the con
According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, persistent abdominal discomfort, unexplained weight loss, weakness or fatigue, the feeling that one's bowels do not completely empty and notable changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea or a change in consistency of stool
Mayo Clinic explains that doctors are uncertain of the cause of colon cancer. Symptoms of colon cancer include blood in the stool, weight loss that cannot be explained, reoccurring cramps in the abdomen, variations in bowel movements and fatigue. If found early, colon cancer responds successfully to
The treatment options for colon cancer are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, according to the American Cancer Society. The type of treatment depends on the stage of the cancer.
There are no symptoms during the early stages of colon cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For this reason, the ACS recommends doctors screen men and women for this disease when they reach age 50. Those with a family history of this cancer begin screenings at an earlier age.