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How can chemotherapy affect metastatic cancer of the liver?
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Chemotherapy is routinely used to treat colon cancer metastatic to the liver.

In brief: Yes
Chemotherapy is routinely used to treat colon cancer metastatic to the liver.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Treatments are different based on the primary cancer (breast, colon, liver, lung, etc) that goes to (metastasizes) to the liver. Some liver mets can be treated with surgery or "local" therapy (RFA, cryo, Y90, radiation, etc...). Complicated and needs a team discussion for each inidvidual case.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Cancer in the Liver
Cancer that has spread (metastasis) to the liver is still considered the same cancer as the original one.
Primary cancers of the lung, breast, colon and rectum can certainly spread to the liver. Chemotherapy can be effective in treating metastases to the liver but other kinds of treatments (surgery, internal radiation, radiofrequency ablation, embolization with chemotherapy) are also available.

In brief: Cancer in the Liver
Cancer that has spread (metastasis) to the liver is still considered the same cancer as the original one.
Primary cancers of the lung, breast, colon and rectum can certainly spread to the liver. Chemotherapy can be effective in treating metastases to the liver but other kinds of treatments (surgery, internal radiation, radiofrequency ablation, embolization with chemotherapy) are also available.
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