i was wondering if anyonehas experience with colon cancer that spread to your liver.
I am looking for anyone who has had experience with colon cancer that spread to your liver. In 2016 I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had a colon resection. After 6 months of chemo the spots on my liver had grown, was originally told they were not cancer.. Just had a liver resection and am trying to determine what is next. Having CT scan this week. My Dr says if it is clear we will need to wait and see if it returns. I am asking about more chemo. Concerned if we wait will chemo remove it. It didn’t last time on my liver. My Dr says the liver reacts differently and that is why surgery was necessary. Has anyone ever been told that.
Thanks for responding. My tests showed a new spot on my liver and a lymph node that grew. We are going to try immuno therapy. I start this week. Have you tried that to help. I have not heard of pump for chemo but will ask. Thanks.
I have not heard of HIPEC. I know in my liver surgery they had to free my liver from my diaphragm to flip it over and get the 3rd spot. They punctured my diaphragm and I had to be on a chest tube for 4 days. Are they considering surgery? The immuno therapy drug I started on Friday is called Keytruda. They said it was just FDA approved.
Yes, my surgery is not scheduled yet but should be soon. I will get cytoreductive surgery (removing the visible tumors) and then HIPEC (heated chemo drugs directly in the peritoneal cavity). I understand that the surgery is invasive and I wanted to communicate with anyone who has gone through this. My other option is to go back to chemotherapy infusions every other week.
My sugary was in June. I had 3 lesions on my liver, two on segment 3 I believe and one on the back on segment 7. I was in the hospital a week and the scar crosses my entire stomach. It was 36 staples. They had to flip my liver over to get to the spot on the back. Then they punctured my diaphragm accidentally causing me to have a chest tube for 4 days. This was my second surgery last year was a colon resection. This surgery was harder but mostly caused by the chest tube. I was back to work in a month. Hated the drain tube down my nose but it beat the nausea and vomiting I had after the first colon surgery. If I didn’t have the chest tube I would have been out of the hospital in less than a week.
One of the things they did while they had access to my liver was to use an ultrasound wand to check for any unseen spots in my liver. If they are concerned about your liver they may be able to do that if they have to do as invasive a surgery as I had. If they found something they planed to use ablation to burn it out.
Hi Mario..I too may be a candidate for HIPEC. I’ve read all about it and found a surgeon at U of Penn. I’m not exactly ready for that tho. I was told it’s a last resort type of surgery cause it’s so invasive. I am stage IV but going through Folfieri treatments first. Please let me know if you have gotten that surgery. It shows that your post was from Aug! Good luck and God bless!