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cancer has mestacized to the liver what does that mean

A 48-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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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.
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A 55-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
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A male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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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