The prognosis of cancer of the colon is affected by the stadium, or how fast the expansion. The higher the level of the stage of cancer, then the prognosis is going to get worse. In colon cancer, the worst prognosis in stage 4.
When someone is diagnosed with colon cancer, which had spread to other organs in the body, naturally feel anxious and emerged a variety of questions, related to cancer.
Despite having the same disease, but everyone has different conditions. Even if the disease is incurable, there are treatments that can help you live longer, with a little pain, so you should maintain healthy life patterns as possible.
Symptoms and Early Diagnosis
Signs that often occur in that 4 colorectal cancer include:
- Quick tired and limp changes in bowel habits
- Bloody stools
- Abdominal discomfort
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Weight loss
Signs and symptoms usually do not appear in the early stages of colon cancer. So you may need to undergo a colonoscopy.
Examination of this method is highly recommended, because in the early stages of colon cancer, symptoms often are not detected. If cancer can be known at this stage, certainly the rate of healing is very large, and the prognosis is also positive.
Stage 4 Colon Cancer
On stage 4, colon cancer has very high advances, because tumor spread (metastasis) to have reached the abdominal cavity, ovaries and other organs such as the lungs and liver. So on a stage 4 colon cancer, has the most severe prognosis and harm.
Treatments At Stage 4
At stage 4, surgery is performed to remove the tumor, so as to prevent blockage of the colon and relieve pain in patients.
Surgery is also performed on the stage of the other colon cancer. However, in stage 4, surgery not only to remove the tumor in the large intestine, but also to remove the cancer that has spread to other organs such as the liver and lungs.
The Prognosis depends on the amount of oragan others affected by cancer, and how wide its spread. When the bit number of other organs are infected, and the area of spread of the cancer is still little, of course the prognosis is more positive than the opposite.
Chemotherapy is done because the process of surgery is not likely to pick up tumors that have spread to other organs entirely.
In patients who have metastatic liver artery chemotherapy given, preferably. Using this method, the prognosis can improve your chances of living longer, or even a cure. But arterial chemotherapy method also has drawbacks, the other tumor on the body will continue to evolve.
Prognosis For Survival Rate Of Colon Cancer
Survival rates given the doctor are not absolute, some patients may be able to survive longer, and experience healing.
But for those of you who are suffering from cancer, still need to know the prognosis of survival rate, to maintain the patterns of living and health conditions in order not to deteriorate.
The survival rate of cancer patients is not entirely dependent on the stage of cancer, but on the whole the health condition of the patient.
On stage 4 colon cancer, the survival rate of 8%, calculated from undiagnosed cancer, up to a limit of five years.