A 72-year-old female asked:
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if total bilirubin high with metastic liver cancer pt , but other liver tests normal this mean liver damaging / failing? and does it continue to rise . no bile blocked

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: level of bilirubin, but in general metastatic cancer has a poor prognosis. Isolated bilirubin elevation can be caused by obstruction or hemolysis. Consult with your oncologist for specific details regarding prognosis in your case.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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