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Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Please reconsider: A central IV port is no big deal. Regardless of the stats, why toss out this option (a mainstay of Rx) even before giving it a try? Please remember th ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Tough one: Well if it is n1, than lymph nodes are positive. If n0 that means lymph nodes are clear or negative. I think folfox 6 months is usually given for stag ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: After diagnosis, the primary treatment is surgery, with adjuvant chemotherapy if indicated. For rectal cancers, neoadjuvant therapy with chemo and rad ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Immunochemotherapy: When FOLFOX therapy (chemotherapy) has failed Immune reactive agents i.e. Avastin for blood vessel growth and Erbitux for epidermal growth factor ha ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
I : I wish there were a reliable cure for stage IV colon cancer, but unfortunately there is not, and vitamin b17 is most definitely not one. Vitamin b17 ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Quite a few: Early stage (cancer within prostate): robotic or open surgery, standard radiation; radiation seeds; cryosurgery. For cancer with local spread to nodes ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
So many variables: Too many variables to give you a pertinent answer. Consult your oncologist to help you with clinical decisions
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Surgery...: If prevention and early detection efforts have failed, and colon cancer results, then surgical removal of the cancer is the primary treatment step. As ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
It depends ... : Dysphagia is a common side effect with many chemo therapeutic regimens. Some treatments can decrease a patient's ability to fight off fungal and bac ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
A lot: The updated long term results of rtog 9410 were published in 2011 in the journal of the national cancer institute. This study examined different regi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Stage 3b usually means lymph nodes are involved, so i think your information might not be entirely accurate. However, even stage 3b colon cancer can b ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Individualize dose: Xeloda (capecitabine) can be used as a single agent to treat stage IV metastatic colorectal cancer. The usual dose is 1250 mg/m2 twice daily orally f ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prostate: Cancer today is usually detected by abnormal psa testing, but sometimesa lump or nodule is found on prostate digital rectal exam. Sextant biopsies are ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. In general surgery is not useful for metastatic (spread) cancer. However in oligo (few) metastatic cancer -- especially for breast, colon, melano ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Best treatment: All primary colon tumors must be resected. If localized, cure is very high. If mets already present it is still essential to remove primary since la ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hmmm: Most colon cancers are treated with surgery and possibly chemotherapy. Rectal cancers are treated with a combination of surgery and possibly chemo and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very low.: Unfortunately survival rates for any solid tumor which is stage 4 are very poor. For colon cancer survival rates longer than 5 years occur only approx ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
What kind of mets: it depends what kind of metastases we are talking about. if the spread to the lymph nodes, surgery and chemotherapy, and possible radiation therapy co ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgery, chemo: Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes. Then, depend ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
Cancer management: Short of a miracle (always possible), there is no 'cure' of stage IV colon cancer by man. However, management of the symptoms and sequelae can increa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Stage iii-c colon cancer has a high chance of coming back due to the number of lymph nodes involved. That being said, there is a fighting chance of p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: That is possible....
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better tha ... Read More
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