Colorectal cancers are cancer cells/tumors that appear at the below part of the digestive system (the large intestine or the rectum). Even after early diagnosis and treatments, cancers effected at the colon or rectum can reappear at a later point even if the cancer tumor is removed from the body. After initial therapeutic treatments, colorectal cancer could relapse but we can’t predict the time duration. The recurrence of colorectal cancer can either be at the same diagnosed are or nearby tissues or even at a distant location. And it is when the recurrence form at a different location from the colon or rectum its called as a metastasis. In the rarest of the cases, by the time diagnosis is completed colorectal cancer must have already spread to distant places in the body. It could be stage IV of colorectal cancer.
In a few cases, surgery works to be a solution for people who suffer from colorectal cancer which has spread to a limited area of the intestine or the live area. Almost 30% of people who have metastases in the liver have succeeded with surgery. Definitely, before a surgery, there are so many criteria which must be considered. For instance, the person must be able to sustain his or her life normally with the adequate amount of healthy liver left behind. Hence it is very important to have a consultation with an experienced liver surgical oncologist who is an expert in the treatment of cancer. Because it is not always surgery that works for people who have metastatic cancer, even with a chemotherapy or immunotherapy makes for a good enough positive result.
A completed healed stage for people with metastatic colorectal cancer doesn’t really happen. For some, the involvement of metastatic colorectal cancer could be limited to certain organ only like liver or lung which to some extent can but cured with surgery. For others, chemotherapy or Immunotherapy or even a combination of both can give a temporary relaxation. Both of these treatments don’t completely cure metastatic colorectal cancer, but it can create a prolonged life with fewer challenges. As it all depends on person to person’s health condition surgery might also work better if it is affected to other areas.