Diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, spotting on liver. PET CT scan advised. Views on recovery?
My brother has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with light spotting on liver on CT scan . Cancer specialist doctor has now asked for a PET CT can so that he can decide on whether or not to do surgery. I am far away from my brother. I hear that stage 4 is pretty serious but get some hope when I heard about PET CT scan. Appreciate views on recovery/expectancy based on the information above.
definitely PET-CT will help to identify no and site of metastasis. if single liver metastasis are there, it may be surgically resected with surgical treatment for the primary, better survival will be expected then. consult your oncologist.
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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