Colorectal cancer is a common gastrointestinal cancer under common in world now a days. How long live rectal cancer is a question of many readers.

Colorectal cancer Symptoms:

Colorectal cancer is a malignant disease that originates in the rectum – the last few inches of the large intestine – before the anus. It is also the second highest reason of cancer deaths. Yet, colorectal cancer is extremely curable when it is identified early enough. Colorectal cancer is a outcome of cancer cells that form in the lining of the colon (large intestine) or rectum.

How Colorectal Cancer Starts??

Colorectal malignant cells often starts as a benign tumor identified as a polyp. Adenomas are a form of polyp and are benign tumors of the tissue lining the colon or rectum. Utmost polyps will stay benign, however some adenomas have the potential to turn into cancer over the long term. If they are detached early, this avoids them from turning in to cancer.

Sign & Symptoms:

Signs of rectal cancer at an early stage are unclear. At the advanced stage, the patient can see:

  • Diarrhea or prolonged constipation
  • In the intestines uncomfortable, not comfortable
  •  Blood in the stool (bright red or dark color).
  • Smaller than normal.
  • Frequent pain or intestinal tightness due to gas, or feeling full or abdominal distention.
  • Weight loss for unknown reasons.
  •  Tired body.
  •  Get nausea or vomiting

How long does colorectal cancer live depends on a number of factors:

   1) Age
   2) Patient status
   3) Personal medical history
   4) Type of rectal cancer
    5) Stage of disease

5-year survival rate for rectal cancer patients:



Surgery is the removal of tumors and some surrounding tissue. This is the main treatment and is often used in the treatment of rectal cancer. In addition to surgical removal, other surgical methods are also used such as: laparoscopic surgery, intestinal rectal cancer.

Radiation therapy:

For rectal cancer, radiation therapy can be used before surgery, known as adjuvant therapy, to reduce the tumor that makes surgery easier. It can also be used after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Chemotherapy can also be given at the same time, to increase the effectiveness of radiation.


Use drugs to kill cancer cells, by blocking the growth and division of cancer cells. The most common way of chemotherapy is intravenous injection. A chemotherapy regimen usually consists of a number of cycles that last for a certain period of time.

 Targeted therapy: Target specific genes of cancer cells or proteins, etc., to kill cancer cells while not damaging healthy cells.—–