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hemangioma on liver is it cancer

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
MRI: Mri with contrast of the liver can be useful in helping to distinguish between the two.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
MRI or CT scan: This is usually a pretty straight-forward distinction based on a ct or MRI scan. The important point is that the scan has to be ordered as a "hemangio ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Monitor: Hemangiomas are benign. A 2.5 cm hemangioma is small (about 1 inch). Monito periodically.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Speak to the doctor: When ever sonograms are done for gall bladder disease incidental findings like small cysts and hemagiomas will also seen routinely, only your doctor(s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Liver cancer incidence (or HCC) is on the rise in the US due to the epidemic of hepatitis C, the migration of immigrants with hepatitis B to the US, a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Hepatocellular : Carcinoma is medical name for cancer of the liver cells. There are different types of cells in the liver: liver cells, blood vessel cells, and bile ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: From the way it looks on ct scan it can be concerning for cancer therefore a biopy is need to determine if cancer is present.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
We can't tell you: Your physician will need to determine whether the liver lesion is cancer. If it is really there, and it is new in this setting, then it is probably ca ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
HCC: There are many types of cancers that can develop in or spread to the liver. The most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma and it is usually the ty ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: An array of liver tumors noted. Benign cystic lesions as well as hemangiomas of no concern. Metastatic lesions from breast, colon, lung, etc will gr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Worrisome info: This might seem a logical next step.Yet the presence of a lesion in the liver means the cancer has probably sent tiny seeds for more tumors to additio ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Capsule of pancreas: The pancreas situated just behind the body of the stomach in the retroperitoneum does not have a real capsule like Gerotas fascia of kidney. When a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Biopsy: I think you ment fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). This is procedure that is done to check if an enlarged lymph node is cancer or not. Not all p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hemangioma: Hemangioma is a benign tumor of the blood vessel. It is not a cancer. However if it grows rapidly your doctor should make sure that it is not cancer l ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. It is cancer that has spread to the liver. The tumor in the pancreas may be the primary tumor. You may want to go to http://www.cancercompass.com ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Not very: In experienced hands, ultrasound guided liver biopsy has a complication rate well below 5%.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends.: All cancers are considered serious. However, the stage of the cancer is very important in determining the treatment and prognosis of a cancer. The mor ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Several possiblities: Ranging from benign, to a lesion that needs monitoring (repeat imaging in 3 to 6 months), to lesions that need biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. Oka ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
MULTIPLE CHAMBERS: A complex cyst just means the fluid filled mass is multi-chambered, and not a simple single chamber. It is probably congenital, and is unlikely to be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes it is: it is a metastatic breast cancer. breast cancer is the original cancer it could be inherited. there is a lot of tests now that they can determined the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Skin cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a type of cancer that can be treated by simple excision (cutting it out.) if left alone it can gradually enlarg ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not usually: Liver cancer is usually not painful. The condition that leads to liver cancer (chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis) can cause vague pain in the right upper qu ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A common: benign liver lesion, often discovered incidentally on CT/MRI/US. When small, no treatment or follow up is necessary .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Liver tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Most liver cancers arise from a cancer in another site in the body that metastasize to the liver. Prim ... Read More

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