Colorectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent
Also known as:
Metastatic rectal cancer, Metastatic colon cancer, Rectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent, Colon cancer, metastatic or recurrent
Colon and rectal cancers often return months or years after treatment. This is called recurrent cancer. If the original cancer was removed before it was able to spread, the chances that it will return are lower.
Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. When colon or rectal cancer spreads, it most often spreads to the liver. Sometimes it spreads to the lungs, bones or brain.
Find treatment information at Providence Colorectal Cancer Program
and Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
At Providence Cancer Center, patients and families benefit from some of the finest, most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally-renowned research, and compassionate counseling and support. Our doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, patient advocates and other caregivers work together to treat cancer aggressively and to ensure that no person has to face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.