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Longboat Key, FL
A 57-year-old female asked about a 79-year-old male:

My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. he now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 cm x8.5 cm. prognosi?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Options..: If colon cancer spreads only to the liver, it can still potentially be treated successfully. There are multiple liver treatment options (surgery, radiofrequency ablation, sbrt, endovascular chemo/y90, etc.). He should be seen at a cancer center with a large liver surgery/treatment volume.
Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
Poor: This is stage 4. For patients with colon cancer and liver lesions that could be totally resected, the 5 year overall survival can be 20% or more. Unfortunately in your father cases, the liver lesions are unlikely resectable. The 5 year overall survival for stage 4 is 6%.
Last updated Oct 16, 2013


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