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Cancer has mestacized to the liver what does that mean

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Liver cancer stage: Assuming that this liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, ajcc (american joint committee on cancer) stage III refers to one of the following scenar... Read More
Dr. Shuyuan Xiao
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
Different types: Multiple tumors more than 5 cm; tumor involving major branch of portal vein or hepatic vein; tumor directly invading adjacent organs (except for gallb... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Not always...: Not all liver tumors/masses are malignant. Some liver tumors are benign (such as liver hemangiomas which are benign mass-ike collections of small blo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pills: Some types of medications, especially some narcotics, are a formation that allows for slowr release over a longer time period. Some of the pills will ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sometimes cancer: Can spread to liver. Typically cancers that occur (primary site) in GI tract, such as colon, stomach, etc, spread to regional lymph nodes and then to... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by many things, meds, foods, infections, stones, etc. It's not very specific to any one thing. Many times they wi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Ask the doctor: Either way this is not a good diagnosis. Ask his physician about his assessment of the staging, as well as the prognosis.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: You can have Barrett’s esophagusitis that can turn into cancer just in Esophagus.Also can spreadto liveretc.Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a well-known ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Explanation : This is regular procedure to have MRI spleen and liver done before or after cancer removal. For planning next step of treatment. Necessary diagnostic ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Lesion: In cases like this I sit down with the radiologist who interpreted the ct scan and ask advice as to possible diagnosis, how concerning is the lesion, ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Need background hist: Tell us your medical history such as why did you have the MRI done? Do you have any symptoms/problems in your abdomen and in your liver functions? Go ... Read More

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