Colon cancer metastasis

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11548417 tn?1506080564 My sister was diagnosed with colon cancer with small metastasis on liver. The colon cancer is surgically removed and the plan was to remove the liver metastasis also surgically. No further treatment would be necessary. To be sure that no other metastases were overseen, a PET scan was done. Besides the liver metastasis, some activity was seen in the breast area. Biopsy revealed breast cancer with a positive lymph node in the armpit.
Avatar n tn Going by the case history, I think that perhaps pleural cancer has resulted as a result of metastasis from the bladder cancer or from colon cancer. Metastasis means the spread of cancer. Cancer cells can break away from a primary tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. That is how cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. Metastatic cancers may be found before or at the same time as the primary tumor, or months or years later.
Avatar m tn my mom had colon cancer they did surgery she also had it in 9 of her lymphnodes.the dr said 6 months to a year but as far as we no the cancer is on stand still she is also 72 yts old what do you think her life span might be?
Avatar m tn Specific populations that do benefit would be patients who have a primary liver cancer, or patients with secondary liver cancer in colon cancer. For the former, things are obvious as this is primary disease, for the latter – this particular group is fairly common that a consideration of surgery has become standard of care.
Avatar f tn In 2013 I had diverticulitis which sent me to er and how the cancer was first found and metastasis. Scans have been clear since whipple. Have had many problems with stomach past few months with pain and bowel habits changing. Any help is appreciated!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with colon cancer this morning after a colonoscopy but prior to that did CA10-9 and CEA tests and they came out normal. Does this mean that the chance of this being a localised cancer with no metsastatis is high?
Avatar f tn My friends' husband has been diagnosed with colon cancer. They found a tumor that is very low in his colon. They have removed the tumor but, have discovered that it has spread to his longs. The are telling her that he has T3N1M2 and that it is a blood born cancer. She asked that I try to look this up for her and (because I talk about this site all of the time) she asked that I ask you guys. Any information would be beneficial.
Avatar n tn My father was diagnosed with colon cancer 16 months ago, had laparoscopic surgery to remove tumor and part of his colon and was diagnosed last week with metastasis to his liver. There doesn't appear to be cancer anywhere else, after his pet and mri scans but they'll know more when they operate. I just want to know what is the goal here-to buy him as much time as possible and if so, how much are we talking about or could this even potentially be cured? Thank you.
Avatar f tn If the bowel wall thickening and lymphadenopathy persists/worsens, then this more concerning for cancer/metastasis and surgery may be considered.
426937 tn?1203591927 The chemotherapy is focused for a colon cancer, and the drugs that are used do not confer protection for lung cancer. Colon cancer tends to produce small clusters of metastasis - it is atypical Hence, the biopsy was explored. The biopsy would of course involve a needle. Local anesthesia to the area to be punctured is usually given. I'm uncertain whether your previous biopsy for the prostate would make you less anxious or more so. Stay positive.
Avatar m tn Worldwide studies of tens of thousands of people have demonstrated, as is true of me, that increased CEA can be associated with diabetes or other metabolic syndrome. But it's not always, so I am not saying that everyone with diabetes will have a false positive CEA. The reality is that, if one's CEA is elevated, I believe one needs to be checked for cancer in general, and colon cancer in particular.
549511 tn?1271775930 Does anyone know about primary colon cancer that has spread to to the liver,lungs and abdomen? Tumor has been remmoved from the colon and one third of the bowel .
Avatar f tn If you have any other 1st (mother, sister) or 2nd degree (grandmother, 1st cousin) female relatives with breast, ovarian, colon or pancreatic cancer, your need to be tested becomes urgent.
Avatar m tn My mother had colon cancer 1 year ago, had surgery and chemo. The cancer is back and is stage 4 and in the peritoneal cavity. She is 76 years old. The doctors are not giving us much hope for treatment relative to quality of life. We are seeking a second opinion with our doctors blessing. I have been searching the internet also. I feel that we are quickly loosing her.
Avatar n tn My father is 78 y.o. and went through several surgeries last year for an aneurysm. He never quite fully bounced back. About 2-3 months ago he started experiencing paralysis in his lower legs. He is mobile until 3 pm and then his lower legs lock to the point that he cannot move. He reports his brain tells him to run, but then his legs won't move. He has fallen several times. His urinary incontinence has spiked. He was just released from the hospital after many tests were run.
Avatar f tn I had colon cancer & surgery which was successful. I had 6 months of chemotheropy. There are 3 remaining lesions on my liver - which shrunk after chemo. I have been told to do more chemo. However, I cannot. I am looking for alternative. I am aware that there are herbs to get rid of any tumers - cancerous or otherwise. I would appreciate either a rec oriental practicionar or another way to go. Who or what do you suggest? Thank you.
610654 tn?1270480027 am 58years old female brain tumor was discovered 3 months ago,i undergo surgery,i took radiation and chemotherapy and everything has gone fine before 3 days red rash started to appear on my body they feel itchy they began as small spots then they started to come together as clusters i started taking steroids and antihistamine but no improvement what does that mean some people told me that it could be metastasis into the liver and i worried about that too much especially that i feel that i have f
557265 tn?1215636975 We do have a family history of pancreatic and colon cancer of which both of those areas were normal. Thanks so very much for your time and expertise!
1274220 tn?1270965211 clinically she is well look,no lymphadenopathy etc...incidentlly she came out on abdominal ultrasound having small lesions in spleen ? metastasis.. done CT abdomen and pelvis reported metasis to spleen, otherwise normal CT. chest xray normal..other lab profiles is normal that is ESR 15, TLC 7000, serum calcium normal, Requested to kindly yours opinion will be appreciated in her management.
Avatar f tn Hi, you cannot male decisions on pathology report alone. First of all, whenever you get a path report indicating cancer, ALWAYS ask your doctor to send the glass slides to a major cancer center with good pathology department for a second opinion. It looks like your tumor is in situ and slow growing one (well differentiated and no lymphovascular invasion are a good thing, but again, these findings need to be confirmed by a second opinion).
Avatar f tn May I get your comment on what the following results show? 76YO Male, colon bisection in 2003 for cancerous polyps and possible lymph node. CT scan in 7/06 showed no abnormalities. Thank you. FINDINGS: The heart size is within normal limits. There is no pericardial effusion or thickening. Coronary arteries calcifications are noted. The thoracic aorta enhances appropriately. Scattered calcifications are noted throughout the aorta. A 3.4 x 2.5 cm soft tissue mass is seen at the LEFT hilum.
Avatar n tn This pertains to liver transplant patients; they must not take aspirin or nonsteroidal inti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) at any time due to the risk of kidney damage. Common NSAIDS to avoid are Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, and Naprosyn. Any cold medication or decongestants containing pseudoephedrine or other decongestants should be avoided unless your doctor has given permission. Tylenol for headache or pain - not for fever - can be taken not to exceed 1800mg in 24 hrs.
Avatar f tn Hi, The chemotherapy could improve symptoms and may extend survival. In general, the one year survival rate would be increased by about 10% or so. What is a bit crucial is what does less than healthy mean? As cancer advances, it affects daily more and more. How much the cancer is affecting daily living are among the things considered when planning the treatment.