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Diagnosed with colon cancer, metastasized to his liver. Fading very fast and trouble in eating. Life expectancy?

Hi. My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer 10cm tumor , metastasized to his liver . The liver is speckled throughout. He is waiting for a call, in about a week, we were told, for his first appt with oncologist . He sleeps about 15 hrs/day and is having alot of trouble eating. He is fading very fast. I need a realistic timeline and our family doctor doesn t know. Can you help?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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For long time,patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer were considered to be incurable and their prognosis was considered to be very dismal.
Things have changed dramatically now. Chemotherapy has become standard treatment for most patients with colorectal liver metastases. Although patients cannot be cured with chemotherapy alone, median overall survival has increased from less than 1 year in untreated patients to more than 1 year, and even to 18 months or more in recent trials with multidrug chemotherapy.
 New, more effective chemotherapy drugs are available, including irinotecan and oxaliplatin, and other new drugs are becoming available. Although these are all important achievements, they cannot be considered sufficient because most patients still die from their disease.
However my advise to you is to forget about the time span left and try to get him the best medical treatment along with your love and affection so that whatever time is left for him,he remains happy and contented.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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