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Colon Cancer

Rectal Cancer

10/04/2011

Question:

My mother was diagnosed with rectal cancer in Jan of 2011, stage 4. She has done Zyloda and now they say it`s not working.  She doesn`t want to do IV therapy. I know with it she will not survive.  How rapid does the disease grow and how long does she have. 

Answer:

It all depends on how spread out or aggressive the disease is. Without therapy the average is 6 to 12 months.

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Response by:

Tanios   Bekaii-Saab, MD Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University