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A 67-year-old female asked:

Can anything b done for a liver met , 1 lung nodule and a lypmph node if chemo fails ? does this mean no treatment for colon cancer pt?primary removed

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Metastatic colon CA: Typically,metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to organs/areas beyond where it started) is considered incurable.There are some exceptions; if colon cancer has a single metastasis to the liver OR a lung, then chemotherapy & surgical removal of the met might be successful (perhaps 50%).For more than one organ, chances are less, & treatment frequently shifts towards comfort if chances poor/none.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Check out the following link on PubMed for addition of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and ALA (alpha-lipoic acid). Integr Cancer Ther. 2009 Dec;8(4):416-22. doi: 10.1177/1534735409352082. Revisiting the ALA/N (alpha-lipoic acid/low-dose naltrexone) protocol for people with metastatic and nonmetastatic pancreatic cancer: a report of 3 new cases.
Jan 28, 2015
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Also see: Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Mar;5(1):83-9. The long-term survival of a patient with pancreatic cancer with metastases to the liver after treatment with the intravenous alpha-lipoic acid/low-dose naltrexone protocol. Berkson BM1, Rubin DM, Berkson AJ.
Jan 28, 2015

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