Cancer: Colon Metastasis to Liver

Colon cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.

50-60% of patients with colon cancer develop metastatic disease (i.e. cancer that has spread outside of the colon). Of the patients who develop metastatic disease, 80-90% of the patients will have cancer spread to the liver. More than half of patients who die of colon cancer have metastasis to the liver at autopsy. Most of these patient’s death are the result of the metastasis to the liver.


Directly treating a liver tumor with yttrium-90 kills tumor cells while preserving healthy liver tissue. Patients with colon cancer spread to the liver may have many potential treatment options. Our group offers Yttrium 90 Radioembolization as a locoregional therapy for patient’s with liver metastasis. Learn More