Hi there, My husband, age 57 and in otherwise great health, was diagnosed and had surgery for colon cancer. The diagnosis was stage IV colon cancer, as the mucinous carcinoid tumor had spread to his retroperitoneum. The prognosis is not good (ie., the doctors said that without doubt, this is a terminal disease with survival marked at 3-6 months). But I have been reading of survivors - some living beyond the magic five year milestone! What is the exact prognosis of this? He currently does not have any mets to the liver or lungs or any other part of his body, and his CEA is now point.4 (*very low, but doesn't mean to say that the mets haven't happened -- they're just not currently active).