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A 18-year-old female asked:

My dad scanner results said prediculaire liver tissue mass extended peri pancreatic cephalic and he needs biopsy what it means is his cancer killer?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Cancer: Hi, cancer needs to be ruled out for sure, although the report doesn't say anything about what kind of mass. But because it extends to pancreas makes me think the possibility of a malignancy is high. Now the question is where the primary source is and biopsy can give you answer and therefore a prognosis.
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Dr. Raymond Schneider
48 years experience
I'm not quite sure of your question: But in general it sounds like he has a peduncle related liver mass extending in the pancreatic area and is suggested he have a biopsy. At this point it doesn't mean anything until the pathologist looks at the tissue. This could be a benign growth. It could be an abnormality in the scan as well. The scan does not make the diagnosis. The tissue makes the diagnosis
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not necessarily: It could be primary liver cancer or from the ducts which has a better prognosis than pancreatic cancer. There are some masses that are not cancer, such as cysts. There are some masses to the liver from metastatic cancers of another area of the body. Let''s wait and see what the biopsy shows before jumping to conclusions. I'm sorry your Dad is ill. Let him know how much you love him. God bless.
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Algeria
A 18-year-old female asked:

MY dad Scan results say prediculaire liver tissue mass in extended peri pancreatic cephalic and he needs to do biopsy is his pancreas cancer killer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Biopsy Needed: I think most of us would understand your worry but would also caution you that until the tissue is actually biopsied and evaluated by a pathologist it would be unwise to predict the outcome or type of problem this could represent. I am sure your dad's doctor is going to recommend some test to determine specifically what this abnormal tissue is.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2014

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