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Colon Cancer Prognosis

Better information sooner for better decisions
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large
bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon,
rectum and appendix.
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the
lower part of your digestive system.
The symptoms of colorectal cancer depend on the
location of tumor in bowel and whether it has spread to
elsewhere in the body (metastasis).
There are five colon cancer stages (0-4).Stage 0 Colon Cancer is
the earliest form of cancer where it is in its original place.In stage
1,cancer has extended beyond the innermost layer of the colon
into the middle layers of the colon.Colon cancer is considered
stage 2 after it moves beyond the middle layers of the colon.If
colon cancer is found in at least three lymph nodes, it has reached
stage 3.Stage 4 is the most advanced colon cancer stage where
the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes and other parts of
the body.
Most cases of colon cancer begin as small,
noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called
adenomatous polyps(adenomatous polyposis).
Adenomatous polyposis syndromes tend to run in
families. Such cases are referred to as familial
adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Another group of colon cancer syndromes, termed
hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)
syndromes, also run in families. In these syndromes,
colon cancer develops without the precursor polyps.
Polyps may be small and due to this reason, doctors
recommend regular screening tests to help prevent
colon cancer by identifying polyps before they become
colon cancer.
A prognosis gives an idea of the likely course and
outcome of a disease - that is, the chance that a patient
will recover or have a recurrence (return of the cancer).
Colon cancer prognosis is based on several factors,
such as the type and location of the cancer and the
stage of the disease.Other factors that may affect a
colon cancer prognosis include the patient's age,
general health, and response to treatment.
PrognostiCheck® is a proprietary noninvasive
measurement that depicts prognosis by illustrating the
plasma cell membrane and the exchange between the
intra and extracellular matrices.
Phase angle determined by PrognostiCheck® detects
changes in tissue electrical properties and is a reliable
and objective prognostic indicator in several chronic
People facing colon cancer are naturally concerned
about what the future holds.
Understanding colon cancer and what to expect can
help patients and their loved ones:
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