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Meet the One Million Strong – Gordon C. from North Carolina

Meet the One Million Strong – Gordon C. from North Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET GORDON Gordon Cole, Survivor Greensboro, NC GORDON’S STORY Following his diagnosis of stage IV colorectal cancer in August 2003, Gordon has received radiation treatment, almost constant chemotherapy, a colon resection, two liver resections, RFA, a clinical trial (at Duke), two lung resections, and continuing maintenance chemo, along with a prostate cancer diagnosis in late ’06. He has participated in a clinical trial, and is still in treatment following a recurrence and side effects from radiation damage requiring surgeries, using his research knowledge to monitor his own treatment. He has

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Meet the One Million Strong – Brian Greenlaw from Rhode Island

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET BRIAN Brian Greenlaw, Survivor Warwick RI BRIAN’S STORY I was diagnosed April 1, 2013 at age 43 with stage IV colorectal cancer which spread to both sides of my liver. I have had 14 rounds of chemo, 30 radiation treatments and two liver resection surgeries. I am now cancer free currently and feeling well!! My advice is believe in God, your medical team, and always be positive. Live your life as you did prior to your diagnosis, get back to your routine, work, exercise etc… Also have a spiritual

Young Patients Do Worse After Surgery for Liver Mets

Patients under 40 appear to have more aggressive liver tumors from colorectal cancer and poorer long-term outcomes. After surgery to remove the cancer that had spread to their liver, patients who were 40 or younger had poorer overall survival and shorter time until cancer returned. The percentage of younger patients who were alive without cancer five years later was similar to older patients, which the research team attributed to more aggressive treatment for the young patients, along with repeated surgery. 

Patient Outcomes Vary Depending on Liver Resectability

Patients with stage IV colorectal cancer live longer when tumors in their liver can be removed surgically, but not all patients have cancer that can be operated on. Separating patients with liver tumors from colorectal cancer into three groups according to possible liver resectability, British doctors found a wide variation in both overall survival and progression-free survival three years later.

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