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Can I spk To a dr

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Can I spk To a dr
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Natasha :

hi

Dr. Natasha :

how can I help you

Customer:

can folfiri cgrni

Dr. Natasha :

what?

Customer:

My dad had bowel cancer surgery march . A scan in sept revealed a liver met of 16 mm and a aortocaval node met . He's on second folfiri cycle . Coujd this get rid of this completley ?

Customer:

Im

Dr. Natasha :

if he has liver mets, then it is unlikely to get rid of the cancer, to be honest

Customer:

I am confused why they can't surgically remove the liver met as it's tiny and only 1

Dr. Natasha :

they cannot remove liver mets- for one, there are likely more than one

Customer:

Pet scan showed 1 only

Dr. Natasha :

and secondly the organ is too vascular for surgery

Customer:

I've read that they always remove liver mets

Customer:

This one on edge of liver . So what will folfiri

Customer:

What will folfiri

Customer:

Do?

Dr. Natasha :

is it on the edge that they CAN do surgery?

Customer:

They said edge and 16 mm

Dr. Natasha :

have they discussed surgery?

Dr. Natasha :

You can do surgery in select cases, but not everyone is a candidate

Dr. Natasha :

http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/general-medical/surgery-liver-limited-metastases-colorectal-cancer-considerations-advances

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