Why would a oncologist say "possible" peritoneal disease in a person with metastic colon cancer but the ct report has no Mention of peritonial?

Not inconsistent. Peritoneal disease from metastatic colon cancer may affect the peritoneal lining in a thin layer, too thin for the resolution of a CT scan. In other words the CT may not be able to detect peritoneal disease.

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If chemotherapy fails what options lfd metastic colon cancer? Mets to liver, peritoneal, lymph node?

Experimental therapy. Some cancer centers do research on patients with aggressive cancers or cancers who do not respond to usual treatment. Although after chemotherapy, there are not very many options and people would like to keep patients as comfortable as possible. Hope it is helpful. 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...

On a CT report radiologist states 'Nodules" in a metastic colon cancer patient. Why would He not put any measurements?

You are right, there should be some measurements, except perhaps if the nodules have been described on prior CT reports, are a known finding, and are unchanged. Read more...

Is this normal? Enteritis found on ct with a lot of bowel inflammtion. Person not eaten since Wednesday and now too much weakness. Y not able to eat? Metastic colon cancer pt

Normal? With metastatic colon cancer, its hard to say what "normal" is. There are many, many factors that could cause bowel thickening seen in a ct scan. Best to discuss with the patient's health care team. Hope this helps! Read more...