If a stoma gets fitted for total bypass of tumor

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If a stoma gets fitted for total bypass of tumor

Postby Wigmasters11 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:27 pm

My question is what happens to a colon tumor when a stoma is permanently connected ...
The tumor was left in ... can it still grow ? Can it still spread? Can it still effect the liver or can it no longer get there ? My husband has just had this done until the chemo clears his liver tumors ...so far treatment has cleared 60% of liver so its working ...I'm still not clear thanks for any answers...

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Re: If a stoma gets fitted for total bypass of tumor

Postby boxhill » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm

If the tumor is still there it can still grow. Or shrink. Hopefully the chemo will shrink it as well as his liver mets. Great that the chemo is working on his liver.

What was the rationale for not removing the tumor if they were going to do stoma surgery anyway?
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 nodes,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met out
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
7/18 CT NED
11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: all fails but Celebrex
12/23/19 CT stable
5/19 MRI stable/NED
Suspend treatment

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