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A 67-year-old female asked:

Can colon cancer is it bad if a aortocaval node contains a met ? the primary colon tumor is removed already . what is best treatment here ?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
Mets are bad: Metastasis of any kind are a bad sign, because it indicates that the disease has spread. Metastatic disease may be treated with radiation or chemotherapy, but this will depend on specific patient factors. Solitary metastasis to the lungs or liver are sometimes removed surgically, but aortocaval nodes are probably too risky.
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