Stage IV Coleorectal Cancer
This is a liver that has extensive growth from metastasized coleorectal cancer. Over 50% of the hepatic tissue has been replaced by cancerous growths. In this particular case, no symptoms were noticed until approximately 4 months before the patient died, and cause of symptomology was only diagnosed 3 weeks prior to death. Though the case was noted to be an aggressive malignancy at the time of diagnosis, the coleorectal origin was clear, and the patient likely had cancerous polyps present in the colon for at least two to three years prior to death. The case study also noted that the patient (64 years old) had never received a colonoscopy. Though not something that’s accessible to all (especially the uninsured and those in poorly-served countries), colonoscopies are valuable screening devices for those at risk for colon cancer - which includes everyone over the age of 50.