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How long can you live with metastatic cancer of the bowels in the liver?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends...
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Treatments are improving. For colon cancer metastatic (spread) to liver options include: a) surgery or other "local" liver treatments (rfa, cryotherapy, etc) if confined b) chemotherapy for systemic (non-local) treatment c) palliative / symptom control without active therapy colon cancer with only one or few (oligo) metastatic disease to the liver can even be cured.

In brief: It depends...
Hard to answer in this setting.
Treatments are improving. For colon cancer metastatic (spread) to liver options include: a) surgery or other "local" liver treatments (rfa, cryotherapy, etc) if confined b) chemotherapy for systemic (non-local) treatment c) palliative / symptom control without active therapy colon cancer with only one or few (oligo) metastatic disease to the liver can even be cured.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: It depends
Isolated colorectal metastases to the liver can sometimes be surgically removed.
If this is the case, around 40% of patients can live beyond 5 years. While historical figures have the average patient living 12 months, realize that this was with older drugs... There have been a lot of recent improvements so talk to your medical oncologist for more information!

In brief: It depends
Isolated colorectal metastases to the liver can sometimes be surgically removed.
If this is the case, around 40% of patients can live beyond 5 years. While historical figures have the average patient living 12 months, realize that this was with older drugs... There have been a lot of recent improvements so talk to your medical oncologist for more information!
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