Mar 27, 2010 - 1:23 am
In another topic, a couple of posts discussed tumor size, and that got me wondering what size tumors the rest of the people in the group had, and how much colon was removed. I’m stage IIA and the size of my tumor was 8.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm. The surgeon said it was the size of an orange. They took 20 cm of the ascending colon. Did your doctor tell you that larger tumors reduced your chances of survival? I’ve been told that in colon cancer size doesn’t matter, but I’m not sure if that is correct.