My husband had 10+ live mets at dx, and our Oncologist didn't want to count them after lesion number 10. The biggest one was 7.9 cm. He did a MRI post 6 cycles of chemo to prepare for the liver surgery, that MRI report says there were 12 lesions, 8 on the right lobes, 4 on the left lobes and biggest one has shrunk down to 5.5 cm. During the open liver surgery, his liver surgeon was able to cut all of them out but one deep inside segment 5, he used MRI guided microwave ablation to burn it. Please definitely request to a consult appointment with an experienced oncology liver surgeon, not only listen to an Oncologist, after all, Oncologist is chemo expert not a liver expert. That made a world of difference in our case.
My husband has been NED since his liver surgery two years ago.
Wife to DH
09/2016: Dx at 50, CC Ascending colon, 10+ liver Mets
KRAS-Mut G12V, MSS, CEA 8
09/2016: Nearly blocked, Emergency colon surgery (LAR)
FOLFOXIRI+Avastin: 6 before and 6 after liver resection
01/2017: Liver resection, open, both lobes, 40% total liver cut, tumors either cut out or microwave ablation burn, all tumors are out
02/2017-01/2019 : Clean CT every 3-4 months, CEA between 2-3
06/2017-Present: Maintenance Chemo: Xeloda + Avastin