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A 42-year-old member asked:

please help! what is the best treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Mostly chemo: Plus or minus avastin, (bevacizumab) but not with curative intent. Occasionally a patient may have an isolated metastasis than can be removed surgically and then get chemo. Those patients have better odds.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best natural treatment for colon cancer?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are no natural treatments for colon cancer which are proven beneficial. Cure rates with surgery (and chemotherapy or radiation as needed) are very good except in advanced disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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 cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Radiation therapy is usually limitted to rectal cancers.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen commented
General Surgery 34 years experience
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...or for colon cancers that grow into adjacent areas, such as the abdominal wall.
Feb 16, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have stage four metastatic colon cancer. What are the best foods for me to eat ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Eat healthy, ask you: Ask your oncologist. There is no special diet once you already have cancer as it is a matter of keeping your weight at normal level. It does not matter much as to what you eat after cancer has already developed.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I best take care of colon cancer stage 4?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Varies: There are many options - mostly chemo but also surgical ( if isolated liver or lung met) and interventional radiology. Chemo has many tiers as well. This is best discussed with ur oncologist. It's not a bad idea to get a second opioion.

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