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Had colo rectal cancer and ulcerative colitis. Now having metastatis in abdomen. What to do?

my mother was undergone operation in sept 2010 with total colectomy with end illestomy and then diagnosed in biopsy that she was having colo rectal cancer of type adenocarcinoma and now having metastatis in the abdomen. having peritoneal deposits....but not touching any organ till now....she is old patient of ulcerative colitis from 1980
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Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
Welcome to healthcaremagic.
Your mother has developed metastatic rectal cancer which is very advanced stage of disease. Although this stage is not not curable it is treatable.
Multiple chemotherapy drugs are used in combination in this stage.Depending on her general condition and tolerance doctors will prescribe her anti-cancer medication. These may include the chemotherapy agents 5-FU , irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine or modern targeted therapies bevacizumab and cetuximab.
Along with anti-cancer medicine she requires palliative care for management of symptoms she might be having like pain,nausea,abdominal distension etc.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jose Ignacio Artero Munoz's  Response
Hello.Metastasis in abdomen and peritoneal deposits are complications of adenocarcinoma and adenocarcinoma is possibly complication of ulcerative colitis.She must visit the oncologist and he oncologist must decide on treatment to apply at the stage of the illness of your mother.

I wish you good health.
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