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If chemotherapy fails , and there is a tiny new lung nodule , 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?

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In brief: Sometimes

Depending on co-morbidities and surgical risk, some studies have shown survival benefit with surgical resection of metastatic lesions.
Consult with cancer surgeon.

In brief: Sometimes

Depending on co-morbidities and surgical risk, some studies have shown survival benefit with surgical resection of metastatic lesions.
Consult with cancer surgeon.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
There is sometimes a survival benefit with resection of metastatic lesions. This has been studied most with lung and liver metastases. However, nodal metastases are more of a mixed bag: depends on location a lot. Nodes can be much more difficult to find at operation, and therefore risks are higher. There may be clinical trials you are eligible for.
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