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Chances of survival with colon cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Colon Cancer
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   How familiar are you with colon cancer?
Doctor :   I am much familiar
Doctor :   Can you put yoru specific questions
Doctor :   that I can answer for you?
User :   well my mother was recently diagnosed, and i am not familiar with it. she is also in stage 4 with small spots on her liver and lungs. Whats the chance of survival
Doctor :   So you mean it is stage 4
User :   yes
Doctor :   I am sorry the prognois is very poor
Doctor :   The 5 year survival rate is less than 5%
User :   even with the correct treatments? like Chemo, radiation and all that?
Doctor :   Yes the palliation is important
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   what are her problems the doctor will give the support
Doctor :   to increase the quality of life

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