For colon cancer, the overall 5-year survival rate for people is 63%. If the cancer is diagnosed at a localized stage, the survival rate is 91%. If the cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 72%.
How treatable is colon cancer?
Cancer of the colon is a highly treatable and often curable disease when localized to the bowel. Surgery is the primary form of treatment and results in cure in approximately 50% of the patients.
What is the survival rate of a person with colon cancer?
5-year relative survival rates for colon cancerSEER stage5-year relative survival rateLocalized91%Regional72%Distant14%All SEER stages combined63%Jan 29, 2021
How long can someone live with stage 3 colon cancer?
Stage 3. Almost 70 out of 100 people (almost 70%) with stage 3 bowel cancer (also called Dukes C) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after theyre diagnosed.
How long can you live with Stage 2 colon cancer?
More than 80 out of 100 people (more than 80%) with stage 2 bowel cancer (also called Dukes B) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after theyre diagnosed.
Do you need chemo for Stage 2 colon cancer?
Though all guidelines recommend considering adjuvant chemotherapy for the patients with stage II colon cancer with high-risk features, in practice many patients with stage II colon cancers without high-risk features receive adjuvant chemotherapy.
Can colon cancer Stage 2 be cured?
Stage II adenocarcinoma of the colon is a common and curable cancer. Depending on features of the cancer, 60-75% of patients are cured without evidence of cancer recurrence following treatment with surgery alone.
How bad is stage 2 colon cancer?
Stage II colon cancer has penetrated the wall of the colon into the abdominal cavity but does not invade any of the local lymph nodes - 25-40% of stage II patients will experience recurrence following surgery and systemic adjuvant therapy is recommended for some patients to reduce this risk.