A member 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 answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Sep 22, 2018



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