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A 67-year-old female asked:

If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Remove lung lesion: At age 34 attempt at cure should be made. If liver met small and primary already out, liver met to be resected or microwave ablated. Usually chemo is only of temporary value and if all fails, the FDA protocol for monoclonal antibody Neo102 is available for treatment of metastatic colon cancer having failed chemo. the small node and lung lesion can be removed by laparoscopy/thoracoscopy.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2020

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