Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Colon Cancer Stage 4

Treatment of Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Treatment of stage 4 and recurrent colon cancer may include the following:

  • Resection and re-anastomosis for colon cancer:
    • Removing the piece of colon that contains the tumor and reconnecting the two ends of the colon.
  • Surgery to remove parts of other organs, such as the liver, lungs, and ovaries, where the cancer has spread.
  • Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer
  • Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer

Therapy for colon cancer that has spread to the liver include:
  • Radiofrequency ablation for cancer in the liver:
    • Destroying cancer cells with energy
  • Cryosurgery for cancer in the liver:
    • Destroying cancer cells by freezing

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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