Any advancements for stage 4 colon cancer treatment?

Immunochemotherapy. When FOLFOX therapy (chemotherapy) has failed Immune reactive agents i.e. Avastin for blood vessel growth and Erbitux for epidermal growth factor have been applied as well as agents affecting tyrosine kinase. The Immunogenic protein that acts as a vaccine isolated, a is a byproduct of oncofetal protein MUC5ac in its post translational form. In stage IV used to produce mAbs for strong ADCC.

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How successful is chemo treatments along with fu2 cheom for two days in treating colon cancer -stage 4?

This is complicated. There are many different chemo regimens for people with stage 4 colon cancer which include fluorouracil. The effectiveness of the chemotherapy varies quite a bit depending upon your coexisting medical conditions. On average, however, stage 4 colon cancer is very serious and regardless of treatment the 5 year survival rate is low, in the range of 10% or less. 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...

What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?

Many choices . There are many excellent centers for colon cancer surgery in the us. Top hospitals include johns hopkins, mskcc, university of pennsylvania, baylor, ochsner institute, ucsf, mayo clinic, cleveland clinic and many others. Consult us news & world report online to find a highly ranked center near you. Read more...
Too concerned . Colin cancer is a very common condition and the high majority of hospitals and doctors treat this condition regularly. You really do not need to a top hospital. I am sure you can get top treatment form doctors and hospitals near you - just check to see that the institution and doctors have treated over 50 such cases and you should be more than fine. Read more...

Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime. How long it takes to recover? Can I live longer after cancer treatment?

Absolutely. Anemia can cause rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, fatigue, dizzyness, if you are being treated for colon cancer i recommend you discuss these symptoms with your treating physician. Often you will live longer after cancer treatment, the reason we treat cancer is both to extend life and improve quality of life compared to no treatment. Read more...
Yes Anemia does. Low hemoglobin(hb), commonly called anemia, does increase the heart rate. Mild anemia(hb of 10 gm) causes modest increase but more severe anemia(hb of. Read more...