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Table 3 Average time (months) to organ metastasis in metastatic colon cancer patients

From: Does colon cancer ever metastasize to bone first? a temporal analysis of colorectal cancer progression

Type of Metastasis Time ± SD Patients 1
Liver metastasis 9.8 ± 14.9 54
Lung metastasis 23.3 ± 25.32 59
Bone metastasis 21.2 ± 18.52 13
From liver metastasis to bone metastasis 8.3 ± 13.4 12
From lung metastasis to bone metastasis 3.3 ± 4.23 10
  1. SD = standard deviation.
  2. 1 Patients with only 1 scan are not included in these calculations.
  3. 2 A significant difference (unpaired Student t test, P < 0.05) was found when the time to metastasis from the colon to the lung or bone was compared with the time to metastasis from the colon to the liver.
  4. 3 No significant difference (P > 0.05) was found when the time from lung metastasis to bone metastasis was compared with the time from liver metastasis to bone metastasis.
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