Tumor staging is crucial to formulate plan for surgical treatment in stage 4 colorectal cancer with liver metastases. “We do high-quality CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis. We do triple phase contrast CT scan of the liver. We also insist on MRI scan of the liver with liver-specific contrast. We also do a PET CT scan to look for colorectal cancer metastases in other organs”. Why all these studies are required? Video interview with leading British liver cancer surgeon specializing in colorectal cancer metastases resection.
Colorectal cancer tumor staging is very important for treatment planning. How to evaluate the patient with metastatic stage 4 colorectal cancer correctly? Why CT, MRI, PET CT and ultrasound all need to be used in colorectal cancer tumor staging? Leading liver cancer surgeon discusses treatment of metastatic stage 4 colorectal cancer. PET CT, MRI and CT of liver with triple phase contrast has to be done before liver metastatic cancer resection. Correct staging of metastatic stage 4 colorectal cancer allows to select only those patients for surgery who will benefit the most.