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Approximate survival time for COLON CANCER with LIVER METS.

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Colon cancer pt. primary removed march 2014.
Current scan showed 1 liver met, 1 aortocaval node and 1 sub pleural
Nodule .

Irinotecan failed .

Onco advises oxyplatin .if don't take it , what is approx survival ?

Also getting the 3 current mets ablated with nano knife soon .

Category: Gastroenterologist, Medical

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Expert:  Dr. Ratnakar Kini replied 4 Days.

Thanks for posting your query at
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
I presume he had suggested FOLFOX4 regimen (which contains Oxaliplatin).
The overall survival with this is about 19.5 months.
Without treatment the survival would be for less than 3-4 months.
I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Patient replied :

It would be 3-4 months even with few small mets .

liver met-16mm
1 aortocaval node
1 sub pleural nodule under 1 cm
With this issue it would b 3-4 months ?

Expert:  Dr. Ratnakar Kini replied 3 Days.

The information provided are just statistics.
These are all from the case studies and research publications.
There are instances where the individual live beyond the expected survival period and sometimes less than that too.
This patient has stage IV disease.
To put it in a different way, the 1 year survival rate is about 44%.
And the five year survival rate is about 10%.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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