Colon cancer pt with 1 met in liver, 1 nod?

Curable. Those cases are potentially curable with liver resection with a 5 yr survival of 25-40% Need to go to a specialty ctr.
You could be cured . You could be easily treated with proper chemotherapy treatments and depending on how big is your liver tumor and location, this specific management can range from surgical resection to tumor ablation.

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Hubi had colon cancer 2yrs ago now has 40% liver mets 2 at 4" and 14 smaller ones had 3 months oxi p no improvement now on avastin (bevacizumab) and oxi how long?

Depends. We don't have expiration date marked on our body. How long one will live will depend on many factors. It will definitely depend on the biology of the cancer, the response to therapy, your husband's overall condition etc.At least from studies we know, on average, stage IV colon cancer's survival is approximately 36 months or so. One may be shorter while other may be longer. D/w your oncologist. Read more...

If SIRT is done for liver mets, can this significantly prolong survival in metastic colon cancer pt?

Yes. It is palliative not curative. The amount of life extension is based on each individual case. Read more...
In the right patient. Yes, in the appropriate clinical setting of 2nd, 3rd line and salvage therapy. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT/Y-90) is recommended for chemorefractory disease with liver-only or liver-predominant disease & in people who do not wish to have systemic chemotherapy. Since the median survival in failed 3rd line chemo patients is in the range of 4-6?mth, SIRT can extend survival to 10-12 mth. Read more...

Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal Mets. Can this cause vomitting and fever?

Possible. It depends on many factors, but those are both possible. Best to see the oncologist for more specifics details regarding your case. Hope this helps! Read more...
Yes. Liver and peritoneal mets are not uncommon when a large colon lesion invadesi the blood stream. Vomiting is a sign of retrograde movement of GI content to stomach and up into esophagus. Inflammatory changes associated with the site of the primary can induce the febrile response. PET/CAT can show extent of spread and also visualize partial intestinal obstruction for which decompression required. Read more...

Can TACE be done on the liver for liver mets if there are peritoneal mets for metastic colon cancer?

Yes. But probably not advised since peritoneal mets are more rapidly fatal than liver mets. Has your oncologist suggested intra-abdominal installation of chemotherapy This article may help http://jjco.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/12/571.full. Read more...

What kills a person in metastic colon cancer. Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death?

Many ways. The actual mechanism varies. The liver or the cancer itself can get infected. Even small lung metastasis can cause pneumonia, or the overall debility from the cancer can cause this. Deep thrombi are one of several more common ways. Biliary obstruction is more common than actual liver failure. Bowel obstruction can hopefully be prevented by your surgeon. Read more...
Metastatic Cancer. This is a fairly difficult question to answer simply. When there is metastatic disease, unfortunately yes cancer begins to affect other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and brain. Read more...
Liver failure. Metastatic colon Ca is not the factor leading to mortality. In contrast to metastatic pancreatic Ca where there are high levels of TNF, this does not occur with Colon Ca. Here progression of liver masses or blockage of the biliary system to cause progressive jaundice is a terminal factor. Peritoneal seeding causing kinking and obstruction of bowel can also lead to end stage disease. Read more...

Metastic colon cancer. ... On chemo, after 3 round scan shows increase in liver and peri mets and no increase in a aortocaval node. Size not known. What can this mean?

Oh dear! I'm so sorry about what you're going through. However, while this isn't all good news, your oncologist is the only person who can tell you what this means and what you should do next. I wish you the very best. I really do! Read more...
Cancer progressed. Sounds like the cancer progressed on the chemotherapy, at least in liver and peri areas. You should discuss the test result with your doctor and the next step of options. Read more...