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Colorectal Cancer Nomogram : Disclaimer

The prediction tools, also known as prognostic nomograms, located on the MSKCC Web site are for general health information only. The prediction tools are not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any health condition or problem.

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Colorectal Cancer Nomogram: Post-Surgery

This tool can be used to predict the probability of being disease-free of colon cancer five to ten years following surgical removal of all cancerous tissue. It is designed to help patients and physicians to better understand the long-term outcome following colon cancer surgery.

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Patient's age at the time of the surgery
(20 to 100 yrs)
Where in the colon is the tumor? This tool is only for tumors found in the colon -- between the pouch that forms the first part of the large intestine (known as the cecum) and the S-shaped section of the colon that connects to the rectum (the rectosigmoid, or sigmoid, colon).
CEA value from the laboratory report before surgery.
(0 to 64)
Based upon the TNM staging system.
Select whether tumor is poor, moderate, or well differentiated.
Was one or more tumor cells found in the lymphatic or vascular structure?
Was one or more tumor cells found in or around the nerves?
(0 to 24)
(0 to 42)
Treated with chemotherapy after surgery?

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Probability of Being Disease-Free Five to Ten Years After Surgery

This tool predicts the probability of being disease-free from colon cancer after surgery, assuming that all of the primary cancer was completely removed during the original surgery.

Supporting Publication

Individualized prediction of colon cancer recurrence using a nomogram. Weiser MR, Landmann RG, Kattan MW, Gonen M, Shia J, Chou J, Paty PB, Guillem JG, Temple LK, Schrag D, Saltz LB, Wong WD. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jan 20;26(3):380-5.