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Can any doc tell me what's considered a big tumor/mass on a liver?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Larger than 10 cm: Large growing tumors of the liver are usually metastat ic and in particular, derived from colon cancer. Tumors in the liver only grow in liver and can reach enormous size replacing a large part of that organ. If solitary, resection is possible even at 10-cm in size. To use radiofrequency ablation because there are several lesions in both lobes the lesion should not be more than 5 cm.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2014

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