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Is metastic colon cancer spread to liver treatable?

Is metastic colon cancer spread to liver treatable?

Yes: NOT "curable" but definitely treatable...Direct perfusion anti-neoplastic drugs for one approach and possible immune therapy on the "horizon" ...A positive attitude is necessary and helpful.. METASTATIC .CANCER IS A CHRONIC DISEASE! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is liver cancer treatable?

Is liver cancer treatable?

Usually it is.: Not all liver tumors are liver cancer. The treatment of liver cancer depends on the size and number of the tumors, as well as how healthy the rest of the liver is. Patients with early stage liver cancer are often candidates for potentially curative operations. Patients with more advanced liver cancer may be candidates for non-surgical destruction of the tumors versus liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer curable?

Is liver cancer curable?

Yes: Liver cancer, can be cured with liver transplant. No other modalities are curative, just palliative. Palliative therapies include cryablation, chemoembolization and nexavar (sorafenib). ...Read more

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How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

Chemotherapy: Generally chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to the liver, it probably has also spread to other organs in amounts too small to be seen by even the highest quality scans. Since chemo enters the blood stream, that's why this is the best treatment. After chemo, if there is only 1 or 2 liver spots, sometimes these can ablated (radiation or heat probes). ...Read more

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Can liver cancer hcc spread quickly?

Can liver cancer hcc spread quickly?

Yes: An aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma is likely to be in the lungs and elsewhere by the time it's detected. ...Read more

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Hepatocellular carcinoma.All spleen and partial liver resection.Later,secondary systemic cancer metastasis.any targeted therapy or immunotherapy?

Hepatocellular carcinoma.All spleen and partial liver resection.Later,secondary systemic cancer metastasis.any targeted therapy or immunotherapy?

Yes, for both: Hepatocellular Carcinoma is commonly treated with Sorafenib which is a type of targeted therapy. This is a good choice of treatment in case you have not yet received this drug. Immunotherapy using PD-1 inhibitors has also shown some modest evidence of benefit although it is not yet FDA approved for this indication. Ask your oncologist to guide your treatment further. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic cancer be cured with radiation?

Can pancreatic cancer be cured with radiation?

Maybe - adjuvant: Pancreas cancer is basically divided into 1) resectable (by surgery) 2) borderline resectable 3) metastatic (spread distantly). Radiation may be used after surgical resection as adjuvant therapy to help local control to prevent relapse. Radiation may also be used alone or with chemo to "downstage" or shrink the tumor to allow surgery. In general, radiation therapy by itself it likely not curative. ...Read more

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Can metastic colon cancer cause stage 2 kidney disease ?

No: Over a 40 yr. period I have only seen one colon cancer spread to renal parenchyma. Stage 2 kidney cancer is due to a lesion arising in kidney parenchyma and does not represent metastatic tumor to kidney. The lesion that does spread to kidney and eventually spreads though very rare is adenoCa of lung spead to kidney. If no lung lesion we are essentially talking about a primary kidney tumor ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c  can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than improving tumor marker. As you know, chemo agents are not well tolerated in some people. ...Read more

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Can stage hepatic cirrhosis be cured?

Can stage hepatic cirrhosis be cured?

No: You don't cure cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver, except by liver transplantation. But you can stop it from progressing by eliminating the cause: giving up alcohol, or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.). ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Absolutely: Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate. Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable. Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed ...Read more

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How can liver cancer be cured?

How can liver cancer be cured?

Depends: Hepatocellular cancer can be cured in some patients who have limited resectable disease or who qualify for transplantation. Transplant is typically only offered to patients who have single tumors less than 5cm in size or up to 3 less than 3cm. Other techniques like ablation and chemoembolization sometimes work, but have less chance at achieving a cure. Multidisciplinary review is recommended. ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spleen cancer, age is 70 can chemotherapy be useful ?

Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well as the changes induced by the toxicity of the drugs, which may make you more miserable than the disease without changing your life-expectancy. ...Read more

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Metastatic breast cancer usually spread to liver?

Metastatic breast cancer usually spread to liver?

It may: Breast cancer can metastascise to many organs. Regionally to the lymph nodes and distantly to other organs. More commonly to the bones, lung, liver, brain and other visceral structures in the abdomen or pelvis. ...Read more

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Is it true that hepatocellular carcinoma liver disease or liver cancer?

Is it true that hepatocellular carcinoma liver disease or liver cancer?

Liver cancer: Heaptocellular carcinoma is a primary cancer of the liver. Hcc is most commonly associated with underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis, but can be associated with other conditions of the liver that cause scarring or cirrhosis. Although hcc can also occur in otherwise normal liver substance, this is rare (only 10% of cases). ...Read more

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What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only. ...Read more

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Stage iii-b colon cancer removed surgically. Suspected liver lesion resected and analyzed with not malignancy. Is kras analysis needed for recurrence?

Stage iii-b colon cancer removed surgically. Suspected liver lesion resected and analyzed with not malignancy. Is kras analysis needed for recurrence?

Possibly: For initial treatment after surgery, you shouldn't need to get kras testing. However, if this is metastatic or recurrent colon cancer, then it may help to determine if egfr based therapies like Cetuximab can help (they only work for kras "wild type"). Remember that if you do recur (god forbid), management may be different at that future time! not something to worry about with your current story. ...Read more

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How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

Depends on stage of: Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%. See the site below for details. http://www.cancermonthly.com/cancer_basics/kidney.asp. ...Read more

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How is cancer of the liver treated?

How is cancer of the liver treated?

Many options: Liver cancer (or hcc) is curable with a liver transplant and in some cases with a partial liver resection surgery (hepatectomy). There are other treatment modalities including locoregional ablation therapies with tace, rfa, chemical injections, or radioembolization and chemotherapeutic options. Liver cancer is best managed in liver centers with a multidisciplinary approach to hcc. ...Read more

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How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

Chemotherapy: Generally chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to the liver, it probably has also spread to other organs in amounts too small to be seen by even the highest quality scans. Since chemo enters the blood stream, that's why this is the best treatment. After chemo, if there is only 1 or 2 liver spots, sometimes these can ablated (radiation or heat probes). ...Read more

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My dad has secondary liver cancer. How is this treated?

My dad has secondary liver cancer. How is this treated?

Multiple ways: Secondary liver cancer refers to metastatic cancer from some organ such as colon cancer. What spreads to the liver is clonal and stays there only increasing in size. If there are 1 to 3 lesions surgery microwave ablation used. If lesions more numerous or large >5cm. chemoebolization employed with chemo directly into the hepatic artery and the vessel then occluded. Yt microspheres also used. ...Read more

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What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

In situ: For any cancer , earliest stage is the formation of cancer cells with out invasion to adjacent membrane , which is rarely detected in those two cancers. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer extended to the liver. Can it be treated still?

Pancreatic cancer extended to the liver. Can it be treated still?

Yes: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several regimens that can be utilized but depends on how well the person is doing, other medical issues, and extent of the liver involvement. You need to meet with a medical oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is 776ggt level cancer levels in liver? Swollen spleen n cyst n left kidney...which of these is the most dangerous and should be treated first?

Is 776ggt level cancer levels in liver? Swollen spleen n cyst n left kidney...which of these is the most dangerous and should be treated first?

Depends.: In order to make a good judgment here, we would need to see the actual lab test results and the ultrasound or CT scan results. If you would like to consult us on Healthtap Prime, one of us can try to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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About how long can a person with stage four liver cancer live if they are being fed through a g-tube, diaretics and being treated for a bad infect.

About how long can a person with stage four liver cancer live if they are being fed through a g-tube, diaretics and being treated for a bad infect.

Several months: Ability to survive advanced liver cancer when unable to take oral intake and requires treatment for bad infection depends on how the infection responds to newer antibodies and status of liver function. If severely jaundiced with high bilirubin then end stage liver function i imminent. If infection brought under control and jaundice absent, then effective chemo may be found. ...Read more

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Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Lymph node: I guessing that you are describing cancer that spread to a lymph node that is located between the pancreas and the liver. If this is the only place the cancer has spread, and the pancreas cancer is otherwise fully removed, the average survival is about 2 years if you get chemotherapy after the operation. Talk to your surgeon and oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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Dad have pancreas cancer and doctor said it spread to liver he will only do chemo but why he didnt do biopsy? there is no hope for him to get treated?

Cannot say: Pancreatic cancer is a very bad disease with a very low cure rate and not very good benefits from treatment. The rare types with relatively good prognosis do not spread as fast nor do as much damage as the most common type--adenocarcinoma http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/pancreatic Patient wishes, patient overall medical condition changes how diseases are treated. I am sorry ...Read more

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Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Discuss: This could be sign of liver toxicity or another medical condition. You should discuss these symptoms with your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Why do some people get liver cancers?

Why do some people get liver cancers?

Several risk factors: There are several risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. By far, the most common causes are chronic infection with either hepatitis b or c. Alcoholic cirrhosis is another leading cause. Other less common risk factors include advanced age, diabetes, and certain liver disorders. ...Read more

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What could cause cancer of the liver?

What could cause cancer of the liver?

Multiple agents: Hepatitis b and c viruses, alcohol, toxin form fungus, aflatoxin, and cirrhosis from any cause. Metastatic cancer of the liver is far more common than primary liver cancer. ...Read more

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How can you not feel pain when cancers are eating up your liver?

Incorrect assumption: You assume that if there is something wrong, if someone is unhealthy, that there would be pain... That is not true. High blood pressure and diabetes can be present without pain, and are diagnosed with proper medical testing. In many, many instances, when you feel the pain from a major illness, your condition is critical. All the best.. ...Read more

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He is at the advanced stage. He didn't feel any pain when the cancer was invading up his liver. How can that be possible?

He is at the advanced stage. He didn't feel any pain when the cancer was invading up his liver. How can that be possible?

Silent killer: Cancer is a silent killer & it crept up on him slowly. People tend to ignore these 7 symptoms. C- change in bowel or bladder habit a- a sore that doesn't heal on skin or on mouth u- unusual bleeding or discharge from rectum, bladder, or vagina t- thickening or lump in the breast tissue i- indigestion or difficulty swallowing o- obvious changes in a wart or mole n- nagging cough or hoarseness. ...Read more

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2cm lesion on liver.They think its a FNH. Go for rescan soon. Scared its cancer.Having lots of discomfort on right side.Is FNH easy to differentiate??

2cm lesion on liver.They think its a FNH. Go for rescan soon. Scared its cancer.Having lots of discomfort on right side.Is FNH easy to differentiate??

See below: FNH is a common benign lesion. See this site for more information on imaging studies for this lesion. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/368377-overview ...Read more

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What is liver cancer?

Cancer: Liver cancer is an uncontrolled growth of liver cells due to disregulation of the mechanisms which control cell reproduction. It can be caused by chronic inflammation of the liver due to chronic infections, alcoholism, or chronic use of medications which adversely affect the liver. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more