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58 years old diagnosed with stage iv colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. what kind of life expectancy?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 41 years experience
It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf I recommend getting into a clinical trial.
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