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Can someone with stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets lives long after sucessful treatments.

It is possible. Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How many mets are present? Is the CEA level over 200? How large are the liver mets? How many lymph nodes were positive from the colon specimen? Can all of the liver lesions be removed or ablated? Are there metastasis present elsewhere ie: the lungs. . Read more...

Is it possible to cure stage IV colon cancer that has limited number of mets to lung and liver?

Hmmmm. You know, the terms "stage iv" and "cure" are not usually put in the same sentence by oncologists because in theory, most stage IV cancers are incurable. That said, I have seen a handful of patients who had a limited number of metastases to the liver or lung and are in remission years later after aggressive surgery and chemo. Don't lose hope. Best wishes. Read more...
Possible, Yes. But not probable. If all the metastatic disease are amenable to resection, and the patient is able to tolerate major liver and chest surgery for cure, it is possible. However there are many anatomic reasons why such disease in not appropriate for that to be attempted. If the patient is able to undergo curative resection the failure rate (or recurence rate is >75%. Read more...

Is nano knife a good option to remove mets from Colon cancer? Mets are- 1 in liver, 1 node, 1 sub pleural nodule. All small and chemo Not Worked.

Only certain lesions. Mets from colon cancer when smaller than 5 cm and exta hepatic in orign are good targets for nano knofe therapy. In the liver when there is no response to chemo one has many options including chemoembolization, isotope infusion or infusion with rasiolabelled microspheres. When chemo fails one can also add the newer immunotherapeutic agents. Read more...

My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

Not enough. Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years. New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival. Read more...

Father got diagnosed w/ stage 4 colon cancer. Spread to liver, lungs, and brain. Currently at city of hope. Recommend a good place in LA areas? Help!

Here R some options. City of Hope is a good Cancer Center. Alternative institutions include USC- Cancer Center, UCLA cancer Center and many oncologists in private practice. search under Medical Oncologists in your area and make a call/s to find out if another medical oncologist would accept your father for treatment of his metastatic Colon cancer. This is a disease for which good treatments are available. Read more...

If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule?

Remove lung lesion. At age 34 attempt at cure should be made. If liver met small and primary already out, liver met to be resected or microwave ablated. Usually chemo is only of temporary value and if all fails, the FDA protocol for monoclonal antibody Neo102 is available for treatment of metastatic colon cancer having failed chemo. the small node and lung lesion can be removed by laparoscopy/thoracoscopy. Read more...

Can anything b done for a liver met, 1 lung nodule and a lypmph node if chemo fails? Does this mean no treatment for colon cancer pt? Primary removed

Metastatic colon CA. Typically,metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to organs/areas beyond where it started) is considered incurable.There are some exceptions; if colon cancer has a single metastasis to the liver OR a lung, then chemotherapy & surgical removal of the met might be successful (perhaps 50%).For more than one organ, chances are less, & treatment frequently shifts towards comfort if chances poor/none. Read more...