How effective is irinotecan alone for colon cancer when primary removed but there occured a liver met and a node?

Modestly active. Irinotecan is one of 3 chemotherapy drugs used for treating Cancer. They work better when used as a couplet or triplet, often with added biologic agent called Avastin (bevacizumab) and sometimes adding Cetuximab.
Your Oncologist. And ONLY your oncologist ..should answer this question since PERCENTAGES are not PEOPLE! Good Luck Hope this helps! Dr Z.

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