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29 Dec 2017 19:54

Hi this is question I keep meaning to ask my consultant but always forget even forget write it down . friends n family sometimes ask me what stage my cancer is .when it was first diagnosed lady that did colonoscopy mentioned stage 1 then scan revealed spread to liver and nodules on lung .he said as it's broken away it's called advanced.but does that mean it's no longer stage 1  I know I need to talk to my consultant . really.and it doesn't make any difference putting no to it 

Re: Stages

29 Dec 2017 20:35 in response to tigercub

Hi Tigercub,

I don't think the nurses are around at the moment.

Your consultant should have had this conversation with you when you were told it had spread. There's some info about staging at

It doesn't really matter what stage you're at - it is only a number. You already knew it had spread and was advanced. The main thing is that you started chemo last month.

Hope the chemo is going OK.

Best wishes



Re: Stages

30 Dec 2017 10:45 in response to tigercub

Yes, ask your consultant about this. And although I'm not a medic, I know that bowel cancer can still sometimes be cured even if it spreads to liver and lungs, unlike some other cancers. I wish you the very best, tigercup. xx Harry

Re: Stages

30 Dec 2017 11:26 in response to davek

Hi thanks for reply .think my mind just wandering silly places .had 4 the chemo weds had a throat reaction so had stay longer .then picked up horrible virus so been on bed rest since .poor hubby not get must rest .

Re: Stages

30 Dec 2017 11:27 in response to Harry2

Thanks for reply .

Re: Stages

30 Dec 2017 12:11 in response to tigercub

Hi Tigercub. How are you doing now?

Re: Stages

2 Jan 2018 10:13 in response to tigercub

Hello Tigerclub and thanks for posting,

If you have followed the link Dave suggested you will have already read about the staging system. Stage 1 cancers are early and haven’t spread, so as your cancer has spread, it is a stage 4 cancer which can also be described as advanced. So, as Dave said, it is nothing you don’t already know.

I hope you are on the mend from the virus.

Take care,