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Question (09/03/2011):

Title: Chance of survival for a coloncancer patient stage 3b.

Thank you for your quick response.

For a coloncancer patient stage 3b, what is the chance of survival?

He is 73 year old.

Mary

Answer:

Dear Mary,

According to the National Cancer Institute the overall survival rate at 6 years for patients with colon cancer stage III who received FOLFOX (oxaliplatin, leucovorin and fluorouracil [5-FU]) was 72.9% and 68.9% for patients receiving 5-FU/LV (5-FU and levamisole).

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for colon cancer stage 3b is a 64 percent.


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