Ihow effective are uft chemotherapy pills for metastic colon cancer?

Modestly effective. Fluoropyrimidines (5-FU, Capecitabine and UFT) as a class have modest activity and one of these 3 needs to be combined with Oxaliplatin and or Irinotecan to achieve best results ,as combination chemo is far superior in efficacy than any single chemo drug.

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How effective r chemotherapy uft pills in metastic colon cancer?

Some response. meds like Xeloda have some tempoary benefit suppressing DNA function as an oral 5FU (fluorouracil). Long term responses are not seen requiring combination therapy to give an optimjum response. Eventually if cancer does show a good response, malignant stem cells will repopulate the site of the original metastasis. Read more...

What is prognosis With chemotherapy for metastic colon Cancer?

So many variables. Too many variables to give you a pertinent answer. Consult your oncologist to help you with clinical decisions. Read more...

What can prognosis b like for metastic colon cancer that chemotherapy oxyplatin and raltitrexed?

Colon mets. Not having your chart and you in front of me makes it very hard to give you an accurate idea on prognosis. When chemo is started, that means your CA cells have gone beyond the boundaries which would have made txing it simple. The simpler the tx, the better the prgns. The harder the tx, the worse the prgns. On a positive note, f/u with your docs, stay faithful, and you might get a pleasant surprise. Read more...

Can Radiotherapy be used for metastic colon cancer if chemotherapy is resistant?

Selected instances. Metastatic colon cancer when in multiple areas and non resectable reequires chemotherapy. Radiation can not be used systemically and is delivered to a single site. If mass is large, in preparation for resection, radiation has been employed. New monoclonals being developed thatt have alpha emmitters and can be delivered to colon Ca as a form of internal radiation. Read more...
Not often. Radiotherapy can be useful in certain select cases where the Cancer is localized to one or two spots only. This means 1 patient in 5 may be suitable candidate. But you need to seek consultation with a radiation oncologist before you can get a clear cut answer for your circumstances. Read more...

Can 1 drop in cea at round 2 of chemotherapy suggest anything. Drop from 65 to 55.? Metastic colon cancer pt

Cea levels . Oncologist use CEA markers to assess the success in cancer chemotherapy regimens. A drop in CEA after chemotherapy is a positive sign. This means the chemotherapy is working. Have a great day! . Read more...

What can this mean. Before chemotherapy cea was 65, after 1 round 80 and after 2 round 55 for metastic colon cancer?

CEA LEVEL. CEA LEVEL is a good marker for response to treatment for colon cancer. Follow up with your doctor to update CT/PET SCAN and continue to monitor CEA LEVEL. The lower it gets the better . Other things can raise the CEA level as well ie smoking. Make sure to follow up as scheduled with repeat CT scans. Read more...
CEA. In general, rise in CEA in patients with metastatic colon cancer represents the disease progression. However, CEA surge phenomena was also described in patients who responded to the initial intensive chemotherapy. Immediate rise in CEA is usually not related to the disease progression. CEA surge is defined by >20% increase from its baseline. Read more...
Units? Given that u r from England, the units for the CEA test may be different there. In the US, a level less than 5 ng/mL is "normal". CEA is used as a tumor marker (i.e., colon cancer likely), but (to my knowledge) is not very useful as an indicator of response to treatment. U describe incomplete treatment, anyways. After finishing the rounds of chemotherapy, then check the CEA- that may b useful. Read more...

If cea has dropped after 2 round of chemotherapy from 80 to 55 is that a good drop? Or should it b more. Metastic colon cancer

CEA LEVEL. CEA LEVEL is a good marker for response to treatment for colon cancer. Follow up with your doctor to update CT/PET SCAN and continue to monitor CEA LEVEL. Read more...
Slight response. A tumor marker like CEA should only be employed for monitoring. During treatment if the tumor marker drops it is a suggestion that there is a response to treatment. If it rises then the tumor is probably progressing. This however should be confirmed by scan. A more significant finding however is not just a lowering of the marker level burt a return to normal. Chemo here should be continued. Read more...

If chemotherapy fails for metastic colon cancer what option is there?

What do you mean? my first question is what do you mean chemotherapy fail. what kind of symptoms the patient has to indicate failure. and to answer your question, if surgery is no longer an option to control the metastases. then it is wait and see. Read more...

What can approx prognosis b for metastic colon cancer with chemotherapy?

What kind of mets. it depends what kind of metastases we are talking about. if the spread to the lymph nodes, surgery and chemotherapy, and possible radiation therapy could be very helpful. if the spread to the liver the prognosis is less optimistic, unless the metastases are able to be resected. other metastases are less promising in spite of chemotherapy and radiation therapy .like bone and brain. Read more...
Temporary relief. The best chemo can offer metastatic colon cancer is a temporary relief of symptoms and possibly some tumor shrinkage There are no known cures from chemo due to the presence of malignant stem cells that have repairative mechanisms for damaged DNA. If the lesion is in the liver, one can attempt primary resection or microwave ablation.. Shrinkage here can leade to resection and possible cure. Read more...