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    What is normally involved in the management of Bowel cancer with secondary liver cancer?

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    My mother has just been diagnosed with bowel cancer and secondary liver cancer. She will be undergoing a colonoscopy with the chance that she will receive a colonoscopy bag. Her specialist has not yet discussed treatment for her liver. The CT Scan shows a 10x7cm tumor. I am wondering if it is usual practise to obtain a biopsy whilst doing the colonoscopy? When the treatment will start ? Are there any specific questions I should be asking the specialist?
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    Thank you very much for your enquiry. 

    Due to the detailed nature of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum. 

    If you'd like to send your questions through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Advisory Services Team, one of our friendly Nurse Advisors would be very happy to get in contact with you to provide a tailored response and further advice. 

    Please send your questions through to our team using the web form available at 

    In the meantime you may also be interested to read some of the information available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website including: 

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    • About Bowel Cancer (incl. Tests & Investigations, Diagnosis, Surgery & Treatment, Living with bowel cancer and Secondary bowel cancer) - 

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice. 

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    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia 

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