Our third-generation disease-free probability clinical calculator is a tool designed to predict the likelihood of remaining free of colon cancer at three years and five years after undergoing a complete resection (surgical removal of all cancerous tissue). It is appropriate for patients whose colon cancer had shown no evidence of distant metastasis, or spread to other organs beyond the colon, before surgery or at the time of surgery.
Results produced by this tool are based on data from patients treated at MSK, a large research institution with surgeons who perform a high volume of colon cancer procedures. All results must be understood in the context of each patient’s specific treatment plan. Patients and caregivers using this tool should discuss the result with the patient’s physician.
To gather the information required to use this clinical calculator, use our worksheet.