Is a single liver met and 1 aortocaval node difficult to treat in colon cancer patient?

No. The approach to solitary lesions and in this case 2 discrete sites of possible spread should be handled by resection. Depending on the pathology, the resections should be followed by chemotherapy. This is more effective then just relying on an upfront chemo approach.

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Hubi had colon cancer 2yrs ago now has 40% liver mets 2 at 4" and 14 smaller ones had 3 months oxi p no improvement now on avastin (bevacizumab) and oxi how long?

Depends. We don't have expiration date marked on our body. How long one will live will depend on many factors. It will definitely depend on the biology of the cancer, the response to therapy, your husband's overall condition etc.At least from studies we know, on average, stage IV colon cancer's survival is approximately 36 months or so. One may be shorter while other may be longer. D/w your oncologist. Read more...

If there is a liver met and 1 aortocaval node in a colon cancer pt, approx how many yrs is survival? Primary is removed n on irinotecan at present.

See liver specialist. Aortocaval LN involvement in colorectal cancer is unusual and should be confirmed by PET scan or biopsy before being labelled as a metastatic LN. If the liver metastasis can be resected, it should be resected. Adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy may improve long-term survival. Median survival for untreated Stage IV colorectal cancer is about 18 months. See a liver surgeon specialist. 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

Yes , possible. 25% to 40 % is 5 years survival for Stage IV colon cancer . With aggressive treatment by resection of involved liver and chemotherapy even getting better results in recent years than couple of decades ago. Read more...