arteties were clogged and half side of heart damaged
following a heart attacK.
aged 70 and also has copd
What can be done for a single liver met and node in a person with colon cancer
there's 1 liver met at 16 mm
and 1 aortocaval node which has a met. The surgery was done march to remove bowel tumor . Was stage 3.
but a recent pet scan shows the above z
Do u not want to answer my question ?
Ok well he has 1 liver met and 1 node . His cea is 8. Blood works good . What kind of prognosis .? Some say good spme
good . im confussed .
He he has started folfiri recently, can this stop further mets?
That's the prob nothing . They said wel start chemo folfiri and that's it . According to them it's a small
met . But if a node is involve that's bad right ?
Can they not resect both node and liver met ?
Yes I agree but can the chemo kill the 2 mets?
Oh I see. The SUV uptake of the liver met was 5.2 on the pet scan : is that high ?
Oh that's good then . That explains why the oncologist said that the uptake is not very high but as it's a new finding we say it's a met .
Sorry I didn't get that what u meant. ?
What kind of SUV uptake is considered high on a pet ?
so is 5.2 not high ? Is it becsuse it's 16 mm- is that considered small?
So is it good it's 5.2 ?
So higher the uptake the more aggressive right ? His cea is 8 When last checked .
dont know if u can explain this but cea in sept was 9.8 but then they stopped xeloda as they neefed to do scans . So in oct his cea became 8 and this was whilst he was not on any chemo ?
Il do now . With 1 met at present n 1 node how many years approx can a person survive ?
I see. But we not looking at something worrying like 1-2 years right ?
You have been very helpful indeed .can I just ask would chemo be best option at present over surgically removing the met in liver and may be ablating the node ?
Can u get further spread still while on folfiri?
U Mean it's rare? Is folfiri good chemo ?
Can the met go with folfiri and morw
othwr mets appear after ?
Well that means he cpuld
have a good prognosis if the chemo works right?
stage 4 prohnosis is poor . But is that more if disease is widespread .?