Colon cancer metastasis sites

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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 f tn There is a mildly enlarged LEFT hilar lymph node which shows abnormal FDG uptake likely resenting a metastasis. No other sites of abnormal FDG uptake are identified in the chest. Calcified granulomas are noted in the pretracheal and subcarinal regions and as well as the RIGHT hilum. Atherosclerotic calcifications involve the coronary arteries and aorta. There is mild adenopathy in the aortopulmonic window. Increased activity is seen within several of these lymph nodes.
Avatar n tn What is the status of the breast cancer and the liver metastasis? If the liver metastasis had a complete response to treatment, you may benefit from having a mastectomy done. However, if there is progressive disease in the liver metastasis, the benefit of having a mastectomy done will not be as good. You can respond to hormonal treatment with tamoxifen or any of the aromatase inhibitors available and achieve either stable disease or complete response.
Avatar f tn hi to all.My mother was diagnosed recently with breast cancer and had a mastectomy done.the doctor said that out of 13 lymph nodes removed from her armpit, 11 had cancer. she is right now on chemotherapy with something that the doctor called an AC regime.All her workup tests showed negative for cancer spread.but now she has got low backache.She had a slip disc few years back.could the recent pain be due to cancer spread to the bones? The bone scan was negative when done one month back.
403156 tn?1290150018 If the biopsy returns as positive for thyroid adenocarcinoma your vet will probably check for metastasis to the lungs and other parts of the body. Common metastasis sites include the lungs, the tissues of the throat, such as the larynx, the esophagus and by extension the abdomen. The next step is surgical resection or excision of the tumor or tumors (usually only one lobe of the thyroid is affected).
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 As you have posted your question on the colon cancer forum, I suppose that you fear that this may be the cause. It is highly unlikely because colon cancer is very rare under the age of ~40. I suggest that you type in rectal bleeding to google and click on to one of the many sites - the Medicinenet site is particularly informative. From the description of your condition it sounds as if the cause might be one of the minor conditions such as anal fissure, haemorrhoids etc etc.
Avatar n tn Metastasis refers to cancer cells traveling to distant sites via the blood stream and/or lymphatic system. Vascular invasion is quite common in breast cancer. The clusters of metastatic cells end up in the blood stream/lymphatic system by actually breaking off from the primary tumor (how else would they get to distant organs?).
Avatar f tn If the bowel wall thickening and lymphadenopathy persists/worsens, then this more concerning for cancer/metastasis and surgery may be considered.
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.
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.
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 f tn my doc told me he was sure it was not cancer. i can not stand the pain. i have to take meds to make me go to bathroom. any information please.
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.