What is the survival rate of colon cancer?

This question was asked in East Los Angeles, California on 05/24/2012.
My father was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He is in his sixties. I don’t know how bad it is yet. What is the normal survival rate of colon cancer?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/25/2012

It depends on the stage. The more advanced, the worse the prognosis.