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What is the survival rate of stage IV colon cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Stage IV colon cancer is treatable and curable, although at a much lower rate than earlier stages. Surgery, the common treatment in earlier stages, may not remove all of the cancer in the body. The survival rate at five years is less than 1 percent.

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