Achilles Torn wrote:. . . there are those that when they had surgery after Chemo their tumors were virtually gone or 'dead' from the Chemo.
Yes this sometimes happens. I'm one of these lucky ones, see my signature. IIRC, my docs said that they see this in some 6% of initially non-resectable cases of liver mets. I sometimes wonder if, in retrospect and in theory, my (difficult) liver resection could have been avoided, but have no regrets.
I hope this helps a little, L
Dec 2012 - Colon Cancer MM 65yrs, 2 unresectable liver mets, CEA 41.8
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes (IVa T3N1bM1a) MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2 failed Portal Vein embolizations
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (liver failure, delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR- all cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp
Apr 2016 - new town, new life
clean CTs and low (1.3/1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015/16/17
next June 2018 w scopy
5yr mark in sight