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A 69-year-old female asked:

My colon cancer spread to liver. i have to see a nephrologist due to kidney damage. if organ damage prevents future treatment, what's approx lifespan?

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Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 25 years experience
First things first: Let's take one step at a time. Whether or not there is kidney damage, and to what extent, may not dictate the next step in treatment. After seeing the nephrologist, sit down with the oncologists and a surgeon to determine the next step to take. Easy for me to say, I know. This is probably pretty scary right now. Try to take it one step at a time.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Agree, after all information is available, an oncologist is who U should discuss treatment options, outcomes. Don't B 2 pessimistic.
Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: It highly depends on the type of cancer, spread to other organs, your overall functional status and comorbidities that you suffer from. Hope it helps.
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