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.
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.

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Will avastin (bevacizumab) increase survival significantly for metastic colon cancer with liver mets? Is it a risky drug

Slight benefit. Bevacizumab (Avastin (bevacizumab)) is one of those drugs that is extremely expensive and often has limited benefit. Patients with metastatic colon cancer who received Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy lived 1-2 months longer on average than those receiving chemo only. Because it has marginal benefit but costs ~$30,000 the U.K. Health Service won't pay for it. It can cause skin rash, bleeding or wound healing problems. 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...

10 liver mets and a node in metastic colon cancer. Xeloda (capecitabine) irinitecan failed. Can anything be done?

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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...

My dad has stage IV colon cancer with advanced liver mets. Inoperable, non curative, on chemo &now coughing a little blood. Is the cancer advancing?

Cancer advancing? Hi ~ are you kidding me? You said Stage IV, advanced liver mets,, inoperative, non-curative, on chemo and coughing blood and you ask if its advancing? This is not a picture of improvement with good prognosis. More appropriately you appear to be in a state of denial and I suggest you see a psychologist because you should be psychologically preparing for him passing soon! thanks. Read more...
Yes. Sounds like lung mets Be sure to inform his oncologist and get a Chest X-ray. Read more...