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Colon Cancer

Can Cancer Spread to the Liver?

11/07/2011

Question:

After colon cancer and surgery last April, my follow up CT scan revealed a 4mm hypodensity in the right lobe posterior area of the liver. In light of history of colon carcinoma a follow up CT scan is recommended. Can cancer spread to liver when there is no abnormalities found in pelvic area, colon? Also found was my uterus deviated to the right. Size was normal however, but can this present a problem?

Answer:

Cancer in the colon can spread to the liver directly. If your doctor recommended follow up with another CT, it will be very important to do the scan.

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Response by:

Tanios   Bekaii-Saab, MD Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University