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Colon Cancer With Liver Mets
Metastic colon cancer with liver mets . Bilirubin was 12, then went to 95 and now 85.
Is it starting to drop again ?
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
Can high increasing bilirubin in metastic colon cancer with liver mets cause death ? What is prognosis ?other LFT "s are normal
It is possible: Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How many mets are present? Is the CEA level over 200? How large are the liver mets? How many lymph nodes were positive from the colon specimen? Can all of the liver lesions be removed or ablated? Are there metastasis present elsewhere ie: the lungs. ...Read more
Will avastin (bevacizumab) increase survival significantly for metastic colon cancer with liver mets ?
Is it a risky drug
Slight benefit: Bevacizumab (Avastin (bevacizumab)) is one of those drugs that is extremely expensive and often has limited benefit. Patients with metastatic colon cancer who received Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy lived 1-2 months longer on average than those receiving chemo only. Because it has marginal benefit but costs ~$30,000 the U.K. Health Service won't pay for it. It can cause skin rash, bleeding or wound healing problems. ...Read more
Can a person live up to 5 years with stage IV colon cancer ? 1 liver met and 1 node . Primary removed last year
My dad has stage IV colon cancer with advanced liver mets..inoperable,non curative,on chemo &now coughing a little blood..is the cancer advancing?
If a person with colon cancer has a liver met, 1 node and 1. 0.5 mm nodule
In lobe , what is approx prognosis ? Primary removed last yr
Not good: Once a cancer had metastasized, it becomes inoperable and the only way to slow it down is with either radiation and or chemotherapy when these treatments work. Ultimately the treatment itself produces immunosuppression and makes the patient susceptible to infection which is often the actual cause of death. All these variables impact the length of survival. ...Read more
Pap = inflam ASCUS @ 63 yo. M/pause 10yrs. Symps = ext vaginal dryness discomfort & 2 UTI's. Not sexually active. Colon cancer & liver met 3 yrs later. Mom b/c @ 49. No FAP Rx'd Estrace (estradiol) Your thoughts?
Met colon cancer pt with liver mets . Has enteritis so on antibiotics .
Fever , nausea and bilirubin fluctuating up and down... Can
This be liver failing ?
Yes: if the bilirubin is going up, then the liver is obstructed and cannot get rid of it and.. is failing but can be fixed perhaps by putting a tube through to the intestines. If the liver enzymes are elevated and the proteins the liver puts out (albumin and clotting proteins) are low, then it is failing. ...Read more
Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal
Mets . Can this cause vomitting and fever ?
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
A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more