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Why cancer has spread to liver 2 months post bowel op? There

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Why cancer has spread to liver 2 months post bowel op ? There were no metastases before that at all . Bowwl cancer stage 3c
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about it.

What are your questions?

Has doctor prescribed any specific treatment?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Only chemotherpay but I don't understand why this has happened after the bowel
Operation. Prior to the op
There was no spread . Only primary was present
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Unfortunately we do not have any investigation at this point of time which can detect microscopic metastasis. So before the surgery there may have not been any evidence of macroscopic spread to liver; as our medical imaging are not sensitive enough, so it did not show. But once it goes to size of 2-3 mm or more it starts showing on ultrasound and CT scan.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

A selective arterial chemotherapy, termed chemoembolization can get rid of liver metastasis. So you may discuss this possibility with your doctor / oncologist.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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