I’m sorry you got that news. It is indeed scary, but there is always treatment and hope. This is a wonderful forum, with lots of super helpful, super experienced folks who can help in many ways as you fight this. It is a great place to get support and knowledge. I have learned many, many important things here, some that I’ve seen nowhere else (despite my truly obsessive research : ) during my own cancer journey.
With respect to your question, the precise treatment approach will of course be determined by your doctors (and you). When you do ask questions, it is helpful to folks on this forum to see the details of your situation in your signature (you can look at people’s posts to see what to include, and mess around with the control panel until you figure out how to add to the signature). Or if that’s tough at this point, you can give relevant details in a post if you want.
Without knowing those details, I can’t responsibly say much, but please understand that the diagnosis you describe is not by any means a death sentence — there are many different situations — indeed, everyone is different — and therapies, more and more as time goes by, and there are many people (some on this forum) who have beaten colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.
I wish you strength and good luck. You made a good choice by seeking out this forum.
7/19: Rectal cancer: Initially staged as IIIA, T2N1M0
Initially approx 4.25 cm, low/mid rectum, mod. well diff. adenocarcinoma
8/22 -10/14 4 rounds FOLFOX neoadjuvant, 3 w/Oxiplatin (lots of side effects/reduced size est. 70-75%)
Switched to neoadjuvant chemorad in 11/19 (Xeloda and approx. IMRT, 60 Gy, 33 fractions)
Trying to achieve cCR.