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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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 »

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 »

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. More »

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Stage 4 esophageal cancer is the final stage of the disease that is characterized by the cancer spreading into a person's lymph nodes, according to the American Cancer Society. From there, the cancer usually spreads to d... More »

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The standard treatments for colon cancer are surgery, radiofrequency ablation, cryosurgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapy, according to the National Cancer Institute. The therapy used is largely ba... More »

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