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A 26-year-old female asked:

what will an oncologist suggest for a patient with 16 lbs weight loss, ct with small masses on liver and one on kidney, swollen lymph nodes, and scarring skin rash?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Biopsy: If not already done, one of these masses will need to be sampled to tell exactly what it is.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Get a biopsy: Without a pathologic diagnosis, they may not say much. However, if you go to one, then they will most likely do a further work up to try and find a cause. Good luck.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Work-up: You should have further ealuation- some blood work at least to rule out other causes like autoimmune problems i.e. Systemic lupus erythematosus ( discoid lupus can be presented as round scarring rash or other manifestation) . Also, if not been done, biopsy would need to be done on one of those lesions. Discuss further with your doctor.
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
First, biopsy: The oncologist will likely recommend a biopsy to establish a diagnosis. Choice of therapy depends on (1) whether patient has cancer, (2) where it began, (3) where it has spread, and (4) overall health of the patient.

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