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Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Plan to live: Chronic pancreatitis only has a slight tendency to produce cancer especially if it's hereditary, and if it was not seen on imaging, it's very unlikely to be there and you should plan to live. If you are not a longtime heavy drinker, then we need to seek the cause of your liver, heart and pancreatic disease. It may be that a healthier future awaits you with aerobic fitness as the key. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

1. Pain: 2. Jaundice; 3. Poor appetite and weight loss. Common symptoms but these can also be seen with a gall bladder problem. Symptoms and signs help, but do not make a diagnosis. Imaging (ultrasound, mr, ct) find things that a physical exam misses, but only a biopsy tells that it is a hepatoma, and what kind. ...Read more

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What are the last symptoms before death from liver cancer?

What are the last symptoms before death from liver cancer?

Varies: Shortness of breath. Hemorrhage from anywhere. Feeling cold. Drop in blood pressure, and pallor. Sudden onset of ascites or marked worsening of jaundice. Liver cancer can hang on for a very long time with little in the way of symptoms. The time of death is famously unpredictable. Cherish each day you have left. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver cancer that is metastatic?

What are the symptoms of liver cancer that is metastatic?

Site of mets: People with liver cancer often have underlying diseases, e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis etc. Development of liver cancer causes worsening of existing condition, plus, enlarged liver, weakness, fluid in abdomen, weight loss, jaundice etc. Aduitional symptoms will depend on the site of metastases, which usually are in the lung, therefore cough, blood in sputum etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver cancer?

Symptoms of liver cancer?

None: Primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), has no symptoms early on. But most cases of hcc are associated with cirrhosis, the symptoms and signs of which include jaundice, muscle wasting, hepatosplenomegaly, variceal gasteointestinal bleeding, encephalopathy and the development of ascites. Pts with cirrhosis should be screened every 6 mo for hcc with a liver us and an AFP check. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for liver cancer?

What are the symptoms for liver cancer?

Silent cancer: Unfortunately, liver cancer does not produce symptoms until very advanced stages. In order to catch liver cancer in its early and curable stages, it is very important for patients at high-risk to undergo screening imaging. Just like how women need mammograms, patients with hepb or cirrhosis need routine imaging to check for liver cancer. This usually involves an MRI or a ct scan every 6 months. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer the final stage of life?

Not necessarily: Liver cancer is a pretty bad diagnosis, depends whether it is primary or metastatic. There is treatment though including transplant if you are young and in good shape, and there are many other novel treatments as well. You need close follow up with your doctors at this point and to evaluate all the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

Multiple: The symptoms of liver cancer really depend on what the cancer is from and where in the liver it is. Some have no symptoms at all. Sometimes they can cause abdominal pain. Others could be jaundice, swollen abdomen, easy bleeding or bruising, swollen legs, fatigue, weight loss. Some are because of the tumor and some are because of the loss of function of the liver from whatever caused the tumor. ...Read more

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Please tell me all th symptoms of liver cancer?

Please tell me all th symptoms of liver cancer?

Maybe none: There may be no symptoms from liver cancer. Some findings could be tiredness, anemia, and yellow jaundice. It may depend on whether the cancer started some place else and spread to the liver, or started in the liver first. Primary liver cancers are most often associated with past exposure to hepatitis virus (hepatitis b or c). ...Read more

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Question for cancer sufferer. What are the symptoms of liver cancer?

Question for cancer sufferer. What are the symptoms of liver cancer?

Maybe none: There may be no symptoms from liver cancer. Some findings could be tiredness, anemia, and yellow jaundice. It may depend on whether the cancer started some place else and spread to the liver, or started in the liver first. Primary liver cancers are most often associated with past exposure to hepatitis virus (hepatitis b or c). ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Detox liver frequent: If you are worried about liver cancer - watch for signs of jaundice yellowing of skin. Clean liver frequently at least once a month. Daily supplement with milk thistle, co-quinol, vit b6, n acetyl cysteine all these provide increased energy to liver. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Too late: By the time someone has symptoms from liver cancer (weight loss, pain, jaundice, loss of appetite), the cancer is usually advanced. To catch liver cancer at an early stage requires regular check with a doc. If a blood test shows abnormal liver tests, then an ultrasound can be obtained. Those at risk for liver ca, (family history, hep b or hep c) should have regular ultrasounds and lab tests. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?

I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?

Difficult to: Predict. It is not feasible to provide an estimate of the time as tumors often behave in unexpected ways. Late stage primary liver cancer is general has a poor prognosis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000280.htm. ...Read more

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Small hyperechoic in the right lobe of the liver is the symptoms of which disease. Is this a symptoms of liver cancer?

Small hyperechoic in the right lobe of the liver is the symptoms of which disease. Is this a symptoms of liver cancer?

Doubt just cyst but: Could be more serious so get liver specialist to look into it, and do blood test and possib;le cat scan or mri of abdomen ...Read more

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What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

Hepatitis: Enlarged liver is seen with liver disease due to various causes, common ones being viral, fatty infiltration or adverse drug effects. A basic evaluation with blood tests and an ultrasound should be initiated by your doctor. Depending on the cause found there may or may not be an association with cancer or cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer -
the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates acid balance, modifies proteins from food to allow the body to use it, secretes bile to digest fats, creates Albumin for the blood stream, creates blood clotting factors. Jaundice is blockage of bile, malnutrition and weight loss, easy bruising, pain. ...Read more

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The sonogram report which reveals that their is small hyperechoic S.O.L. noted in the right lobe of the liver is the symptoms of liver cancer or not?

A hyperechoic: Space-occupying lesion in the liver can arise from a number of entities, both benign and malignant. The most common cause is a benign hepatic hemangioma (collection of blood vessels). Other benign causes are focal nodular hyperplasia and liver adenomas. The most common malignant cause is a metastasis from a cancer elsewhere: colon, pancreas, kidney, breast, etc. Primary liver cancer can occur. ...Read more

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Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?

Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?

It is a bad sign: Liver cancer can be associated with ascites. Some patients respond to treatment with sorafenib which is the recommended treatment. Once this has been done, there is very little second line treatments available. Survival then is short (less than 3 to 6 months at best). ...Read more

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How to provide relief to 70 years old man in final stage of liver cancer? Pain is in control with pain killers but how to control fatigue and anxiety?

How to provide relief to 70 years old man in final stage of liver cancer? Pain is in control with pain killers but how to control fatigue and anxiety?

Palliative care: Patients with late stage cancer need palliative care (symptom relief). This can be provided by a palliative care specialist (if there is one available). Otherwise his oncologist can control his symptoms with proper medication. I think you have already told us that your father is on decadron which can cause hyperactivity/anxiety type reaction. This requires dose reduction by 50%. Ativan can relax hi ...Read more

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My aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that spread to her spine about 6 months ago. Last month they stopped treatment and gave her hospice services. She also has copd, life expectancy?

My aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that spread to her spine about 6 months ago. Last month they stopped treatment and gave her hospice services. She also has copd, life expectancy?

Short: Liver cancers vary in aggressiveness and life expectancies depend on many factors. But survival is probably in range of weeks to few months if not sooner. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get liver cancer?

Do a lot of people get liver cancer?

Primary, no...: Secondary (metastasis), yes. Worldwide "hepatoma" is common (aphlatoxin exposure), rather uncmmon in us-associated with hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause. Best managed by surgery if resectable. Secondary cancer (from GI (stomach, colon, panc; breast: lung primaries) quite common. ...Read more

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How long does one survives liver cancer?

How long does one survives liver cancer?

Depends on: A whole lot of things, such as size, number, type of cancer, location, response to treatment, possible surgical resection, and co-morbid diseases. Your doctor for details, because he would know all of these things. ...Read more

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Can you live with liver cancer for 18 years?

Can you live with liver cancer for 18 years?

Unlikelyif untreated: It's unlikely for the same tumor to be present for such a long time. If liver cancer is left untreated, it will grow and eventually metastasize, usually within a few years. However, it is certainly possible to be treated and cured of liver cancer, and therefore be alive and well 18 years later. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get liver cancer, or is it unusual?

Unusual in US Europe: Primary liver cancer is relatively unusual in most of the world unless the patient has chronic hepatitis b or c. In parts of asia, primary liver cancer is more common and may be related to other infections. Cancer from other sites that metastasizes to the liver (especially colon and lung) is relatively common. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer curable?

Is liver cancer curable?

Yes: Liver cancer, can be cured with liver transplant. No other modalities are curative, just palliative. Palliative therapies include cryablation, chemoembolization and nexavar (sorafenib). ...Read more

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Is liver cancer treatable?

Usually it is.: Not all liver tumors are liver cancer. The treatment of liver cancer depends on the size and number of the tumors, as well as how healthy the rest of the liver is. Patients with early stage liver cancer are often candidates for potentially curative operations. Patients with more advanced liver cancer may be candidates for non-surgical destruction of the tumors versus liver transplantation. ...Read more

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What is liver cancer called?

What is liver cancer called?

Hepatoma: There are multiple types of primary liver cancers, the short name for the commonest hepatocellular carcinoma is hepatoma. There are also cancers of the biliary tract, that are generally adenocarcinomas. The commonest cancer in the liver is metastatic cancer from multiple site, e.g., colon, lung, breast, prostate, pancreas and stomach etc. ...Read more

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Early signs of liver cancer?

Not many: Hepatocellular cancer usually arises in the setting of cirrhosis, so these folks are (hopefully) watched by their md, otherwise rarely symptomatic until late. Cancer of the bike ducts may cause jaundice early on, but not always before it is also quite advanced. Metastatic cancer in the liver is not typically symptomatic. Pain may indicate a tumor, but again not usually, and often late. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Liver (Definition)

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


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Liver Cancer (Definition)

A primary cancer more common in those exposed to hepatitis B or hepatitis C or cirrhosis from other causes. It can also be a secondary cancer, spread from another site such as ...Read more