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A 30-year-old female asked:

Could colon cancer t4 , no positive nodes, but isolated tumor deposits found in pericolic tissue be cured with chemotherapy and radiation?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery is the best : Shot. A T4 lesion means the cancer has grown outside the walls of the colon and into adjacent structures. If all of the cancer can be surgically removed you can be cured. Often we add chemotherapy and radiation if there are positive microscopic cells left behind. Newer techniques such as hipec are also used in these cases.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Surgery best shot: Prior md already covered this well...Best chance is removal of all tumor if that is possible.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Possibly: T4 means metastasis to other organ(s) the liver is the common site. Liver with with 1-2 adjacent spots is possible to do surgery for curative purpose. Will need chemotherapy. Surgeon and oncologist need to work together. Large comprehensive cancer center are better in managing metastatic colon cancer when curative surgery is a possible option. Radiation is usually for rectal cancer not colon ca.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Clarification: here T4 implies depth of tumor (of TNM classification) and does not mean stage 4 colon cancer. Cure is definitely possible.
Jan 5, 2013

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