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where does colon cancer usually metastasize first

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Nobody knows this answer, because some patients have metastasis at diagnosis, and some don't, even with the same tumor size. I would think it would be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Metastatic colon ca: There are multiple therapy options available for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. Patient with metastatic colon cancer should see cancer spec ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Anything: Is possible, but this is very unlikely. Colon cancer usually metastasize to liver, lungs, or sometimes brain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Long story and great: Deal of information. A very brief explanation-you have damage to a cell line in your colon that leads to cancerous cells, which then over grow and are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Before metastases, colorectal cancer affects the mucosa and wall of large intestine. Tumors on the left side of the colon are more common than on the ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Mesenteric nodes: As colon cancer grows from premalignant cells in the mucosa of bowel it invades the muscularis reaching serosal outer surface (Dukes B). It then invad ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Different sites: One of the most common sites for ovarian cancer to spread is to the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) or to the fatty covering over the abdo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
In the pancreas: Can be anywhere in the gland itself.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Liver first: The most common sites are liver, lung, and brain. Other sites reported include the eye, heart, port sites, and bones.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer usually spreads through the lymph node channels within the pelvis. Aggressive cases of endometrial cancer can spread to other organ ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
The organ is Ok: Cancer involved different organs as isolated scattered tumor nodules. With a good/effective chemo, the tumor nodules shrink and can sometimes disappea ... Read More
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
By definition..: Tumors in these metastatic sites are the papillary cancer that spread and rai usually destroys them!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: If gyn in origin, the peritoneal cavity surrounding abdomen & pelvis is at risk. Also spread to lymph nodes, sticking to & invading bladder & colon an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Discuss with onc: you should discuss with your oncologist. additional information is needed- i.e. presence of lymph nodes and other distance organ/s involvement. where ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very serious: Melanoma's response to 21st century treatment is so unpredictable that even lung metastases, which until recently did mean certain death eventually, m ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies a lot: There is good treatment for stage 4 colon Cancer. Most people live for 2-3 years when they take chemotherapy. If the liver tumor is small it can even ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lymph nodes: Followed by liver and lung. As well it can spread to adjacent organs to the tumor by local spread.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It does happen. Most common sites are liver followed by lung but brain mets have been noted in as many as 12%.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
It can: If the cancer perforates the wall of the colon allowing feces to spill into localized area, an abscess can form. This more commonly happens with dive ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Even this stage: of colon cancer has had tremendous advances with advanced means of chemotherapy! I would not accept the answer to your question from any other than a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Lee answered
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Poor: It is unusual for skin cancer to go to brain, look around for a treatable second primary, probably a squamous lung cancer.

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