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Melanoma in liver

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: Possibly. Malignant melanoma is one of the few malignancies that can metastasize to virtually every organin the body. It is also one of the few mali ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible: Nodules in the liver can be caused by many different things. A patient with a history of melanoma and the development of new liver lesions would warra ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cullington
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Metastatic melons a: The survival rate is very poor and side effects are many life span is measured in months and cure is almost non existent.
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Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Depends on what treatment/patient.Now we have new drugs such as braf inhibitor, which can only be used if patients are braf mutated, if they do surviv ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: It depends on how many metastatic tumors are present, if they can be removed with an operation (ask your surgeon), and what kind of chemotherapy you a ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
LFT's: Low is good and it means the tumor has not effected the liver function.
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Dr. Michael Sapozink
44 years experience Radiation Oncology
LFT's are important: If lft's are elevated, it implies that a significant %age of the liver has been compromised. This can complicate surgery, chemo, or sbrt.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Good: That they are low, but not diagnostic......Ct/mri needed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stage 4: When melanoma has spread to the brain or liver, it is stage 4. Left alone long enough, stage 3 will become stage 4.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
24 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunately: Metastatic melanoma is a very difficult to treat disease. Luckily this last year there have been 4 new drugs that are active, perhaps you should con ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Many things: It would not be unexpected for many of the serum measurements to be out of normal limits. Liver enzymes, obviously; but elecrtolytes as well as hemog ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
This is outside ?: Castor oil packs most likely do not do anything. I am thinking of the external application of the oil in cloth on skin. If there is heat, there could ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask her to ask dr.: Liver metastases from any cancer is not a good sign. However depending on many other factors will determine what her life expectancy is, especially kn ... Read More
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