Oct 01, 2010 - 11:44 am
Hello, my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. The tumor was located in the ascending colon and had spread to her liver. We were told there was just a spot on her liver, nothing too much. She just recently had a right hemicolectomy to remove the tumor, lymph nodes etc.. The spot on her liver is still there- they would not operate on it while they were doing the operation on her colon. The chemo wont be starting untill 6 weeks after the operation (the operation was yesterday). They will still have to discuss what they will be doing to the liver spot. I can't help but read statistics online..and I see that the prognosis for stage 4 colon cancer does not look good. I know everyone is different..but is most of this information based on being diagnosed without operation or treatment, or what? Anyways.. my sister is 52 and in overall good health (minus the cancer situation).. Is there anyone who was diagnosed with early stage 4, got an operation..did some chemo and was fine?