Is molecular oncology a good test to do to determine treatment for metastic colon cancer?

Kras braf tests are. Molecular testing of colon mets tissue for gene mutations of those two loci predict patients who will or will not respond to precision anti tumor (epidermal growth factor receptor protein) antibodies. These were FDA okd and clinically proven in hundreds of tested and treated patients to be beneficial in survival. Oncologists versed with and pathologists who process these tumor tissues shld help U.

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Which chemo therapy is most effective for KRAS mutant metastic colon cancer?

Same drugs as other. Same chemotherapy drugs are used for treating both types of colon cancer. The only difference is lack of benefit from EGFR inhibitors(Cetuximab and Panitumumab). Avastin (bevacizumab) also works in both types. I trust that you know there are 3 chemo drugs that are widely used(5FU or Capecitabine, Irinotecan and Oxaliplatin) Read more...

3 cycles of chemotherapy so far for metastic colon cancer shows therapy working, if 2 cycles are missed due to ill health, will cancer start growing agsin?

No way to know. Metastatic cancer is very unpredictable. Best to follow it and your other health problems with your oncologist. Good luck. Read more...
Cancer grow again. Instead of thinking will the cancer grow again with not enough chemo, ask the question, were the cancer cells killed enough? With not enough cycles of chemo, chances are strong they weren't. Better see your Hemo-Onc doctor to get your chemo tx back on track. Read more...
No. If 3 cycles of chemo given and well tolerated, evaluation might show stability or regression if drugs working. If missing 2 cycles, this will not allow further regression while off medication, but if resumed a further response may be defined. Most combo drugs for colon cancer may show a termporary response but not cure. The newer combinations with Immunochemotherapy more effective. Read more...

Is avastin (bevacizumab) a good treatment for metastic colon cancer? Are the side effects harsh?

GOOD MEDICINE. avastin (bevacizumab) indicated for first line and second line treatment for metastatic colorectal carcinoma in combination with 5-Fluorouracil based chemotherapy side effect is long like weakness,hypertension,vomiting you can google the medicine and you can get the long list follow with your oncologist good luck. Read more...

What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Chemo. Stage 4 colon Ca best handled by assuring that the primary is removed so other sites of spread don't appear. Systemic chemo then used for primary control but if lesions are in one area such as liver or lung, those sites approached if lesions small and resectable. If liver lesions get numerous then chemo embolization or Yt microspheres used. Thorascopic resection employed with some lung lesions. Read more...

What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Well. Well, Across the board, Stage IV colon cancer is not a good thing to have. Statistically, the main survival with chemotherapy is about 2-3 years unfortunately. I have patients that are alive and relatively well on palliative chemotherapy after many more years. Every case is different and many options exists depending upon where the metastasis is located at. Usually Chemotherapy is the main treatme. Read more...

Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer?

No. Lipoic acid has been shown to induce colon cancer self destruction in human cell lines in laboratory. In vitro studies, it was also shown to suppress tumor growth. But, there are no studies in humans convincingly showing the suppression of tumor progression by lipoic acid. Surgery and/or chemotherapy remain the standard care for colon cancer. Lipoic acid is NOT recommended for cancer therapy. Read more...
Only in lab cells. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! 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...

Are there any alternatives to chemotherapy treatment for metastic colon cancer?

Yes. While chemo like FOLFOX is transiently effective, more immunotherapeutic agents are showing good responses. Avastin (bevacizumab) a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor and Erbitux effecting epidermal growth factor 1 are working well as is the newer Neo-102 against the immunogenic protein. Chemo in conjuction with the biologics (immunochemo) is the best combo. Read more...