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Brother diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer mestastic to the liver- report reads "tumors on liver too numerable to count", he's on chemo, his chances?

Not good. . Chemotherapy regiments, including targeted therapy, have improved response rates, including regional chemotherapy into the hepatic artery via a pump or with microspheres, all of which may prolong survival and improve quality of life. Read more...
Depends on response . With a number of the new protocols the results have been encouraging for increasing lefe span. Read more...
Not great. Chemotherapy can certainly slow down the progress of colon cancer spread to the liver, but the disease ultimately progresses. From what you said it sounds like the tumors are on both sides of the liver which rules out partialiver resection. Another palliative measure might be heat treatments to any of the tumors that get very painfull. Read more...

If parent had colon cancer at 80, what is risk of offspring getting it after 65? No other known family member was diagnosed with GI tumor or condition

Cancer screening. Cancer screening is recommended and all populations over the age of 50. In your case it does not matter if a family member had cancer at the age of 80 you should have your screening at the age of 50 regardless. The only time this becomes significant is if a family member has cancer around the age of 50 in which case immediate family should be screen 10 years prior to that age. Read more...

Is it possible to have the symptoms of colon cancer and have a tumor that is benign or non-cancerous?

Yes. Many conditions such as bacterial and viral colitis, ulcerative colitis, crohn's colitis are benign, and benign colon polyps can cause colon problems. Even something as simple as hemorrhoids can cause bowel changes or bleeding. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...

Is a exophytic liver met on colon cancer pt the peritoneal area?

Like a mushroom. Typically, this description is similar to a mushroom growing from the surface of the liver, with the stalk being attached to the liver. The surface of the liver (even the entire liver) is in the abdominal (or peritoneal) cavity. Hope this helps! Read more...

What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon?

Cancer recurrance. Cancer can recur unfortunately. Recurrence rates vary. Monitoring with your cancer team is the best way to manage this issue. Monitoring programs are also known to improve overall health, as new health issues get diagnosed and treated sooner. A pet scan, colonoscopy and blood tests are the basis of colon cancer monitoring. Okay to ask your regular doc and cancer team about monitoring. Read more...
It varies by stage. The risk of recurrence in patients with ulcerative colitis is somewhat higher. But it all depends on the stage of colon cancer when it was removed. If it had not spread into the lymph nodes(stage-3), then the prognosis is fairly good. Ask your doctor this question and get an answer which is dependent on the stage of colon cancer you had. Read more...
High risk of cancer. Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change. Read more...