A 67-year-old female asked:
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how effective is irinotecan alone for colon cancer when primary removed but there occured a liver met and a node ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your Oncologist: And ONLY your oncologist ..should answer this question since PERCENTAGES are not PEOPLE! Good Luck Hope this helps! Dr Z
Answered on Jan 9, 2015
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Modestly active: Irinotecan is one of 3 chemotherapy drugs used for treating Cancer. They work better when used as a couplet or triplet, often with added biologic agent called Avastin (bevacizumab) and sometimes adding Cetuximab
Answered on Jan 7, 2015
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