What is stage IV colorectal cancer?
In stage IV (metastatic) colorectal cancer, the cancer has been carried through the lymph and blood systems to distant parts of the body. The most likely organs to develop metastasis from colorectal cancer are the lungs and liver.
Treatment for stage IV colorectal cancer
Stage IV colorectal cancer treatment may include any of the following:
Cancer that has spread to the liver
The liver is the most common site of metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer, due to the blood supply that exists between the large intestine and the liver.
There are a number of therapies that use chemotherapy, ablation, radiation,cryotherapy, and other approaches to reduce or remove liver metastases.
Many of these therapies are minimally invasive and have a short recovery time.
Some guidelines for the right questions as a newly diagnosed patient.
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Your emotional health
Just as cancer affects your physical health, it can bring up a wide range of emotions you’ve never faced before.
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Whether personally impacted by colorectal cancer (CRC), supporting a loved one, or dedicated to educating and empowering others, these downloadable and printable resources can help.
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