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What are most common symptoms of early colorectal liver metastasis?if small liver lesions are clm, how fast do they grow big enough to be chacterized?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Varies.: Specialized cytology/staining tests of ones pathologic specimen, requested at the time of surgery, can give prognostic information concerning tumor growth. In addition, a pet-ct scan can help determine the presence or absence of metastases. Such scanning is often performed every 3-12 mos when metastases are deemed a possibility. There may be no symptoms.
Dr. Larry Wilf
Nuclear Medicine 34 years experience
No symptoms: Early liver metastases have no specific symptoms . Rate of growth of clm is variable , particularly if in the process of traetment. Pet/ct is most sensitive way to stage colorectal malignancy , determine if there are metastasis and to follow response to therapy of clm.

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