A member asked:

My mum, 67 , was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. starting folfox tomorrow?? life expectancy?

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Dr. Haresh Jhangiani answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years. New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival

Answered 3/18/2017



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