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Death From Liver Metastasis
It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Some people with liver metastasis may be cured of their cancer under certain circumstances. Otherwise, there are treatment options to prolong survival. These include local treatments directed at the liver, as well as systemic chemotherapy. The majority of people with liver metastasis, however, unfortunately will ultimately die of the cancer. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 42 yrs . Diagnosed as cancer gall bladder with liver & b/l lung metastasis .Pt.'s s. Bilirubin is altered .No role of ercp stenting/ptbd.High fev.
boyfriend was diagnosis with liver metastasis stage 4 primary unknown. Chemo& student didn't work now they put radiation beads in liver what's prognois?
Depends on primary: Best approach to an unknown primary is PET/CAT scan. Liver mets can easily be treated if primary known and removed , then employing local liver resection, hepatic lobe resection, microwave ablation, intra arterial chemoembolization and radiolabelled microspheres delivered intra arterially. The final decision relies on the primary as well as a bx of the liver lesion. ...Read more
Depends: Believe it or not, it can sometimes still be cured. It depends on the disease burden in the liver. After resection, they can do adjuvant therapy and follow up with hepatic resections if it is limited. Also for palliative reasons - if it is causing an obstruction, then the obstruction needs to be relieved to allow for simple gut function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the CT report suggests metastasis , what except biopsy can totally confirm the same in the case of liver and pancreas ?
What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?
It is very bad News: Pancreatic Cancer is the most dangerous and difficult to treat Cancer there is. Yet there is some treatment available and it is getting slowly better each year. Right now it is a matter of trying to control and extend life by a few months if we are lucky. Treatment is mostly done using chemotherapy drugs for cases like this one who have spread (Metastatic). ...Read more
A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more
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