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Can metastic liver tumors or cancer go untreated for 10yrs? can anything mimick liver disease/cancer besides the gallbladder?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
An odd: Question. Gall bladder, the organ, or symptoms from its disease, do not mimic liver cancer. A stone in the common bile duct could mimic biliary or pancreastic cancer (pain and jaundice), but none of this can last 10 years. Liver cysts can be their from birth. Mets to liver imply aggressive primary cancer; ergo 10 yr history highly unlikely.
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Yes, no: Yes it can go untreated. No it can not. It can mimick such diseases/disease like what dr. A. Turrist said.

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