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A 67-year-old female asked:

What happens if for mcrc, xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan has failed ? the person has about 3,4 mets ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Not really: Having failed does not necessarily represent progression of metastasis but possibly no evidence of extensive disease progression. In such a case if disease is in liver isotope infusion or chemoembolization may help. If new lung lesions are seen, they may be amenable to resection and if progression has occurred newer immunotherapy approaches such as with Neo 102 can give better than 1 yr. survival .

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Last updated Jan 20, 2015

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