Surgery on main valve?

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Trying
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Surgery on main valve?

Postby Trying » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:49 pm

I want to be armed with questions for my oncologist this week. One problem is that I have a met on my liver on a valve. I remember a couple people mentioning a surgical process for getting rid of these. Does anyone know? Anyone had on valve that shrunk enough for surgery or disappeared from chemo?
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 year old at the time
April 2018 colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets and peri met. Folfox and 12 rounds oxyplatin
Fec 2018 Down to 2 mets in liver. 8 dissapeared
July 2019 switched to xeloda pills as I prefer to 3 day infusion. Also on avistan
Oct 2019 emergency colostomy due to perforated bowel. ( unreal pain)
Feb 2020 show 2mm tumor increase.
Plan to go back on oxy

boxhill
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Re: Surgery on main valve?

Postby boxhill » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:53 pm

None of the hepatic arteries have valves, nor does the portal vein. There are bile ducts. Is that what you are talking about?
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
dMMR, MSI-H
5/18 FOLFOX
Neulasta 6/28
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
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Trying
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Re: Surgery on main valve?

Postby Trying » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 pm

I suppose I am. My chemo brain is messing me up.
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 year old at the time
April 2018 colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets and peri met. Folfox and 12 rounds oxyplatin
Fec 2018 Down to 2 mets in liver. 8 dissapeared
July 2019 switched to xeloda pills as I prefer to 3 day infusion. Also on avistan
Oct 2019 emergency colostomy due to perforated bowel. ( unreal pain)
Feb 2020 show 2mm tumor increase.
Plan to go back on oxy

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Jack&KatiesMommy
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Re: Surgery on main valve?

Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:56 am

Dr. Solomon (an interventional radiologist) at Memorial Sloan Kettering did an Irreversible electroporation (nonthermal ablative technology that uses high-voltage, low-energy DC current pulses to induce cell death) on a tumor in my liver that was too close to the portal vein to attempt standard ablation. (tumors near a large vein cannot be heated to high enough temperatures to kill the cancer cells without damaging the vein. In my case, the IRE worked and the tumor was eradicated...allowing the resection of the tumors in other lobes of my liver. Perhaps this is a possibility for you? Have you considered an HAI pump?
Cynthia
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Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection
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5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung resected.
02/18: 3 new lymph mets lung
05/18: Keytruda (MSS w/Intermediate TMB): NED CEA: 66.4, 39.2, 23.8, 13, 3.5 1.8, 1.0, 2.8 3.9, 5.0, 5.6, 1.5, .8,


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