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Cancer Of Liver
Varied: If liver is unhealthy, it will cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain or discomfort in the right upper abdomen under the ribs. Jaundice is yellow coloration of the skin and eys when liver is failing. A simple blood test to check liver functions is a good starting point once you have been examined by your doctor. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
F/u with your MD: You need to follow up with your liver doctor or your primary doctor. There is no clear guideline on how to f/u patient with liver cirrhosis. Some doctors would do a blood work that include an afp- a cancer marker for liver cancer- , plus imaging study- i.e. Sonogram of the liver alternating with MRI ( if needed) periodically every 6 months or so. Discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more
My father in low have detected cancer in liver. from 3-4 days he is voumitting blood 5 times a day what should we do?
Get seen now: By your primary provider or the nearest acute care facility. ...Read more
I have HHT & diffuse AVM liver involvement & FNH, now unknown lesions.How do they determine if its cancer? HHT Liver shouldn't be biopsied. Help?
I drink 12 pags whishkey everyday , from last 3years .How harmful it to my body does it causes cancer or liver failure?And smoke 12 cigarette a day.
Very harmful: Alcohol in the amount you are consuming is very harmful to your body. It is definitely destroying your liver and can cause liver cirrhosis with resultant liver failure. Liver cirrhosis can also turn into cancer especially if you have other conditions such as hepatitis b or c or HIV and alcohol abuse. It also affects all your other organs, such as brain, heart, vessels, eyes, nerves, sex organs, et. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemotherapy: Generally chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to the liver, it probably has also spread to other organs in amounts too small to be seen by even the highest quality scans. Since chemo enters the blood stream, that's why this is the best treatment. After chemo, if there is only 1 or 2 liver spots, sometimes these can ablated (radiation or heat probes). ...Read more
This is not good...: Pancreas cancer is very difficult cancer to treat, mostly because when found, it has already spread to many other areas -- adjacent organs, lymph nodes, liver, lungs, or brain. That makes "early" treatment impossible. Fortunately new medications that can kill pancreas cancer cells (depending on the kind that one has) have helped many people live longer & better, but it is still a bad cancer. ...Read more
Can a person live up to 5 years with stage IV colon cancer ? 1 liver met and 1 node . Primary removed last year
Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi
Safe if monitored: Accutane (isotretinoin) is effective for cystic acne. As with many drugs, there are associated side effects that need close monitoring. For this reason, Accutane should only be taken under a physician's care. We are mostly concerned about fetal abnormality if pregnant while on accutane. Other side effects include but not limited to depression, liver and lipid abnormalities, etc... ...Read more
Metastic colon cancer with liver mets . Bilirubin was 12, then went to 95 and now 85.
Is it starting to drop again ?
Can high increasing bilirubin in metastic colon cancer with liver mets cause death ? What is prognosis ?other LFT "s are normal
My grandmom(67) is 4th stage colon cancer having liver metastases.Colons are cleared by surgery.She started kemotherapy for liver .Any advices?
Oncologist consult: Get a Good oncologist and follow his advice. Ask about THC therapy to make her last days bearable ...Read more
Several weeks ago, I've discovered a black dotted straight very thin line underneath the nail (left thumb). Is it fungus, cancer, or liver disease?
Stage of cancer: This sounds very serious. Cancer is staged to help understand the treatments and expectations for success with treatment, part of the risk/benefit analysis. Stage 4 is cancer that has spread or progressed significantly outside the organ where it started. Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 have diminishing expectations for treatment success. Take a friend with you to next appointment. You have choices. Be well. ...Read more
It is possible: Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How many mets are present? Is the CEA level over 200? How large are the liver mets? How many lymph nodes were positive from the colon specimen? Can all of the liver lesions be removed or ablated? Are there metastasis present elsewhere ie: the lungs. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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