What If no forms of chemotherapy work on a colon cancer pt who has a liver met? Are there other options?

Radiation and surgery. Aside from chemotherapy, the 2 types of treatment for cancer are radiotherapy & surgery. Liver mets, if they block a duct or cause a "local" problem can be treated with radiation beam to alleviate suffering. If the patient is strong enough to withstand it, surgery and/or brachytherapy (radiation implants) can be tried; however, colon cancer is a systemic problem and chemo is the main modality. GL.
Single liver met. If you have a single liver metastasis, surgery may be an option. Talk with your oncologist.
Options. Ask your oncologist if any of the following options are applicable to your case: metastasectomy, RFA or SBRT.

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