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10 liver mets and a node in metastic colon cancer. xeloda (capecitabine) irinitecan failed . can anything be done ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes: When colon Ca metastasizes to the liver it remains and progresses there with occasional node to porta. The first approach is to try chemoembolization after having an angiogram of the hepatic artery. This route can also be used for intrahepatic isotope administration. Systemically chemo plus avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux can be tried. New studies with Neo 102 are being offered in FDA trials .

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Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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