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Colon cancer spread to aorta

A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Probably not: If this is "adenocarcinoma of the colon", then the tumor next to the aorta represents growth outside the wall of the colon, which means it isn't possi... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 20 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are the way colon cancer cells usually escape the colon. It can grow through the colon into the surroundings. Finally it can move from lym... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Different ways: It spreads via lymphatic organs ( lymph glands) in majority cases ; but also through blood ( hematologically) and sometimes in certain location als... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Lymph nodes: Followed by liver and lung. As well it can spread to adjacent organs to the tumor by local spread.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Possibly: If there are no other signs of spread, an involved node does increase risk of recurrence. There are other factors such as grade, and cancer mutations ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
It can: The more correct way of looking at this is if colon cancer if found in the lymph nodes at the time of surgery, this suggests that surgery alone may no... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Cancer metastatisis: It's very unlikely that chemotherapy would cause your cancer to spread. Chances are micro metastatic disease existed earlier and has just now become ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
It depends: Some cancers grow slowly and others rapidly. At this point we cannot predict what will happen on an individual basis but as we learn more about the bi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 years experience
Not fast: Cancer is thought to spread over several weeks-months of time, not days to weeks. As such, the commission on cancer has guidelines for treatment that ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, vicinity of the organs, whether being treated or not.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
No: It is not unusual to see lung metastases in advanced colon cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Depend : All depends on what stage the cancer is at time of diagnose and treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually contained: Stage i ascending colon cancer is usually very easily treatable. Stage i means that it has not spread beyond the colon which is great news. If it ev... Read More