Welcome to the forum .
I take it you had a right side ascending resection ?
I really think you would benefit from your surgeon going through this with you . I had a quick look and even the researchers flagged up limitations to the studies as the selected group seemed to all be starting at different base lines . Some with very invasive tumours and others not so much but both been measure under the same banner . Only had a quick look and I am no researcher !!!
One thing I have learnt about analysing information relating to cancer is despite it being a harder one there are many variables that lead to recurrence.
My mum’s disease had spread at the point of diagnosis but I can testify that her health has been positively impacted purely on her bodies response to chemo . Knocked the spread right of the scans !!! A good scanning protocol , getting in quickly and treating anything that popped up .
There are so many , many variables . They will take it into consideration along with cell type , lymph node involvement and decide if you need chemo etc .
Chemo can be a very powerful treatment tool and again a variable as individual patients respond in so many different ways .
In terms of handling information that is not as favourable as it might be . My mum did the following . Accept it was a reality that needed to be factored in when tailoring the individual treatment plan . However reject it firmly as a prognostic tool for your overall survival. My mum is ten years into a stage 4 diagnosis. You are an individual not a statistic.
Hope you get the opportunity to chat this through with your surgeon soon .
Take care ,
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .