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.

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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...

If chemotherapy fails for metastic colon cancer what option is there?

What do you mean? my first question is what do you mean chemotherapy fail. what kind of symptoms the patient has to indicate failure. and to answer your question, if surgery is no longer an option to control the metastases. then it is wait and see. 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...

What If no forms of chemotherapy work on a colon cancer pt who has a liver met? Are there other options?

Options. Ask your oncologist if any of the following options are applicable to your case: metastasectomy, RFA or SBRT. Read more...
Single liver met. If you have a single liver metastasis, surgery may be an option. Talk with your oncologist. Read more...
Radiation and surgery. Aside from chemotherapy, the 2 types of treatment for cancer are radiotherapy & surgery. Liver mets, if they block a duct or cause a "local" problem can be treated with radiation beam to alleviate suffering. If the patient is strong enough to withstand it, surgery and/or brachytherapy (radiation implants) can be tried; however, colon cancer is a systemic problem and chemo is the main modality. GL. Read more...