• Size of tumors with resection...

    Asked by mtnraindancer on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Size of tumors with resection...

    Full of questions today...I wanted to know if anyone had larger liver tumors that were resected without major complications. I have read on different sites where patients have had large tumors resected right out of the gate. My colon tumor has shrunk to nothing bu thickening of the wall but my liver tumors are taking more time and I definitely want them out. Anything you can share would be appreciated.

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    • Kbaarch's Avatar
      Kbaarch

      I was diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer April 2015 Mets to liver (all 8 sections) and lymph nodes. Surgeon told me that I was incurable and inoperable- to go see an oncologist. Eight folfox treatments later plus gall bladder surgery I was again declared incurable and inoperable by another surgeon. Then 10 more Xeloda treatments. Finally - surgery in May 2017 with a different surgeon. Liver and colon resections- 8 or 9 hours worth. Liver resections, ablation etc.- +\_ 16 locations.

      Next scan had some questionable spots on liver. More Xeloda w/ Avastin this time- did not feel good. Stopped after 3 months. All subsequent scans have been clear, NED!
      Go to gym 3 times s week, walk dog 4 times a day. Still have neuropathy and a little chemo brain but feeling OK. Next scan 3/2019. I’ll be 69.

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Thankfully, i haven't had any tumors metastasize ro my liver, but i have done a fair amount of reading. From what I understand, you can have fairly large amounts of your liver removed and it will regenerate. I have found that news comforting.

      What does your oncologist / surgeon say / recommend?

      6 months ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Hi, I did not, but my husband had mets to his liver. The docs told us at the time if there were less than a certain number (5 maybe) and if they were far enough apart, there would be a good shot at surgery. But his were all clustered together and far too many to operate. I would not take no for an answer (what a fool) and drug him around to different cancer centers until I found one that would try. They ended up just closing him back up. His major complication from that was a wound healing problem due to being on coumadin. Sound like you are in a much better position to fight this and win!

      6 months ago

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