What is the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with colorectal cancer?
Academic Title: Clinical Professor
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Overall, the life expectancy of a patient with colorectal cancer depends on many factors. The most important is the stage and whether the patient receives the proper treatment. It is always important to find and diagnose colon cancer at an early stage. The earlier the stage, the better results after treatment.