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 »

There are many variables that determine life expectancy of a cancer patient, such as type of cancer, location of tumors, age, sex and other complications. An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment and... More »

The American Cancer Society states that a woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer has a 17 percent chance of surviving past five years. By this stage, cancer growth has spread from one or both ovaries to other organs, such as ... More »

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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Some common symptoms of late stage sigmoid colon cancer include blood in the stool that is easily visible, nausea, vomiting and abdominal swelling, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. In cases of sigmoid colon cancer, a... More »

There are anecdotal cases of homeopathic treatments such as changing to a plant-based diet and managing sources of stress in life to help people recover fully from stage IV colon cancer. This regimen is also much more co... 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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