7 doctors weighed in:

My best friend has been diagnosed with colon cancer and a secondary on her liver. What now?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See an Oncolgist

She should see an oncologist.

In brief: See an Oncolgist

She should see an oncologist.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chemotherapy

The presence of cancer outside of the colon usually changes our focus from local treatment (colon surgery) to systemic due to the high probability of cancer cells being elsewhere.
Occassionally, an isolated tumor in the liver may be treated surgically at the same time as the colon surgery (or soon after).

In brief: Chemotherapy

The presence of cancer outside of the colon usually changes our focus from local treatment (colon surgery) to systemic due to the high probability of cancer cells being elsewhere.
Occassionally, an isolated tumor in the liver may be treated surgically at the same time as the colon surgery (or soon after).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Michael Thompson
Colon with liver mets needs a multi-disciplinary discussion (Med Onc, rad onc, surgeon, pathologist, radiologist) to see if the liver met is resectable. In some (few %) of met colon CA cases cure can be obtained. Needs individualized evaluation by an expert TEAM approach.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors