It is possible and thus far the best results are with resection of liver mets in colon cancer.
The surgeons cannot give the final answer until they perform surgery and receive the pathology back.
My father had his surgery and it went well, they removed the larger tumor (7 cm) and did cryosurgery on the smaller. The surgeon said there were no other metastases that "he could see." They also put in a chemo pump that he will have for as "long as he can tolerate it."
This is second hand info from my sister since I am overseas, so I am trying to make sense of it.
My questions are:
1. Could there be metastases that he could not see and the scans did not pick up?
2. What does he mean by tolerate, will this chemo be a different kind and very hard on my father, harder than the first round he did a year and a half ago?
3. If they got everything out, how does this bode for my father? Could he theoretically be cured? The 7 cm tumor grew very quickly, within 4 months, that is considered aggressive, the doctor said. Is it possible for them to catch early tumors quickly and remove them?
Thank you so much.