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Colon Cancer That Has Spread To The Liver
My uncl has colon cancer that has spread to his liver and now his lungs. He also has CHF and had half of his colon removed. What is his survival rate?
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
Poor: When one finds metastasis to multiple sites from a primary colon cancer the lesion was probably detected late in its development. If the patient is in good condition the primary if not resected should be removed. Chemo with FOLFOX and possibly avastin (bevacizumab) should be attempted. Kidney lesions are extremely rare but can respond to chemo and if causing complication should be resected. ...Read more
My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. He now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 CM x8.5 cm. Prognosi?
Poor: This is stage 4. For patients with colon cancer and liver lesions that could be totally resected, the 5 year overall survival can be 20% or more. Unfortunately in your father cases, the liver lesions are unlikely resectable. The 5 year overall survival for stage 4 is 6%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies a lot: There is good treatment for stage 4 colon Cancer. Most people live for 2-3 years when they take chemotherapy. If the liver tumor is small it can even be removed with surgery. Tell us about the dates of your diagnosis and what type of chemotherapy you have used and for how long? Then we can give you a better estimate of expected survival. ...Read more
Are there any new cancer drugs for colon cancer spread to the liver? My father is very ill and needs help.
Consider new trials: If i were in your father's position, i would consider being in a research trial (if one is available) for metastatic colon cancer. None of the approved therapies for this is curative; they are all palliative. I would probably favor something with an immune-based approach rather than a cell poison, if any such trial is available. This is just a personal preference i'm voicing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has colon cancer spread to the liver and oncology is recommending capecitabine or raltitrexed he has myocarditis would you recommend any?
Capecitabine: His case will need proper review in terms of what chemo therapeutic agents he had already received in past. Capecitabine or Xeloda (capecitabine) not a good choice in pts with myocarditis as it is know to causes coronary spasm and angina type symptoms also. Praletrexate is not indicated for it also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?
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
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
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