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Colon cancer. Why are spots on lung showing up? Spreading to pancreas. Now what?

I have a good friend approx 50 years of age, male, whom had colon cancer , treated and doing ok, then spots showed up on lung , treated and doing ok, now in hospital and they are being told his cancer is spreading to his pancreas . Breaks my heart. They have been refered to the American Cancer Center. What could we be looking at?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM,thank you for your query.
these are obviously metastases to pancreas and lungs and this is very bad sign. Unfortunately such tumors are commonly inoperable and only chemoth may help. of course,it is hard to predict anything but he needs combined surgical and chemoth treatment to remove all signs of tumors intraabdominaly. If this cant be achieved then paliative treatment is the only option.
Wish you good health. Regards.
Answered: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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