Top 20 Doctor insights on: Hemangioma on liver is it cancer

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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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How does a radiologist determine liver cancer to hemangioma?

How does a radiologist determine liver cancer to hemangioma?

MRI or CT +Contrast: Mri or ct of the liver are very useful in determining whether a liver lesion is a cancer or a hemangioma. Both would require IV contrast. The radiologist can tell the difference based on the way that the liver lesion takes up the contrast. ...Read more

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Veey scared have liver hemangiomas had ultrasound of gallbladder tech mentioned cyst on liver I heard blood flow is rhis cancer I am 46?

Veey scared have liver hemangiomas had ultrasound of gallbladder tech mentioned cyst on liver I heard blood flow is rhis cancer I am 46?

Speak to the doctor: When ever sonograms are done for gall bladder disease incidental findings like small cysts and hemagiomas will also seen routinely, only your doctor (s) has expert knowledge, and management skill of findings not the technician, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a few hemangiomas on liver went for an ultrasound of gallbladder due to polyps and tech said liver cyst then I heard doppler flow is this cancer?

Have a few hemangiomas on liver went for an ultrasound of gallbladder due to polyps and tech said liver cyst then I heard doppler flow is this cancer?

UNLIKELY: A liver cyst is a common finding on ultrasound of this organ. It is fluid filled. Tumors, whether benign or cancerous, are solid.
Hemangiomas are also extremely common findings of liver ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain bk pain and swelling abdomem shows liver hemangioma a fibroid and gallstones in the gall bladder severe abmormal smear, could it be cancer?

Pelvic pain bk pain and swelling abdomem shows liver hemangioma a fibroid and gallstones in the gall bladder severe abmormal smear, could it be cancer?

Not likely: While each of the issues you described may require medical attention, these do not add up to cancer. Please follow your doctor's advice about further investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hemangioma in L3 vertebrae is it cancer?

Hemangioma in L3 vertebrae is it cancer?

Hemangioma: Hemangioma is a benign tumor of the blood vessel. It is not a cancer. However if it grows rapidly your doctor should make sure that it is not cancer like hemangiosarcoma etc. ...Read more

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Could hemangioma in the mouth turn into cancer?

Could hemangioma in the mouth turn into cancer?

Very doubtful: Hemangioms can spontaneously regress and or disappear. This is especially true in children. There is a very rare condition called a hemangiosarcoma, but I've only seen one in 40 yr of medical practice and hundreds of hemangiomas. ...Read more

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Had an ab. Ultrasound, results "indeterminate 1.3 CM complex lesion in the hilar region of the spleen, possibly a hemangioma. " could this be cancer?

Had an ab. Ultrasound, results "indeterminate 1.3 CM complex lesion in the hilar region of the spleen, possibly a hemangioma. " could this be cancer?

Unlikely: The majority of lesions in the spleen are benign, especially in low risk young patients. Rarely, there may be some non benign processes in the spleen. It may depend on what it looked like on us and other lab work that your dr may have done. Follow up with your md to see if this needs fu but more than likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hemangioma appeared on L5 thenanother on l1, int the past yr. Also schmorls nodes. History o cancer. Now have swelling behind both clavicals w severe headaches. Any ideas?

Hemangioma appeared on L5 thenanother on l1, int the past yr. Also schmorls nodes. History o cancer. Now have swelling behind both clavicals w severe headaches. Any ideas?

Sounds worrisome: The "swelling behind both clavicles" sounds worrisome as it could be enlarged lymph nodes (especially with a history of cancer). "severe headaches" always need evaluation until they are diagnosed and treated. Schmorl's nodes usually cause no symptoms, but they reflect that wear and tear of the spine has occurred over time. A primary care doctor and oncologist can evaluate to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Had a cat scan of brain. Aunt had a hemangioma a few years ago. No other tumors in family. What is the risk of this scan giving me brain cancer?

Had a cat scan of brain. Aunt had a hemangioma a few years ago. No other tumors in family. What is the risk of this scan giving me brain cancer?

Very very low: Brain tumors are not very heritable. Hemangiomas are not really brain tumors but actually tumors of the brain blood vessels and to my knowledge are not caused by radiation. ...Read more

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Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Not performed.: Contrary to what you might have been told, a "whole body MRI" is almost NEVER performed - it's too expensive, & the technology doesn't work to make it easier. A PET or PET/CT scan is a better test for detecting cancer, but unless you have SYMPTOMS indicating cancer, the chance of picking something up is remote. It wastes your time, worry, & money. Hemangiomas are common. TTYD or use HealthTap Prim ...Read more

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I have a pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue. When I apply pressure it goes away! Can this be a hemangioma or oral cancer?!?

I have a pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue. When I apply pressure it goes away! Can this be a hemangioma or oral cancer?!?

Suspicious Spot: I would advise you to have the pale pink yellow spot on side of tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious spot that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

Frist you can't: Diagnose cancer of breast with MRI alone, definitive diagnosis is established only after biopsy only, if you did not have biopsy it may not be a cancer till proved by biopsy. Speak to your doctor and find out further management ...Read more

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How is a Atypical liver hemangioma defined?

How is a Atypical liver hemangioma defined?

Liver hemangioma: Are tumors of liver which do not have characteristic features of a "typical" hemangioma that are described by the kind of imaging modality used to find it. Usually, they do need follow up imaging as well.
Refer to this website for more information:http://www. Ajronline. Org/doi/full/10.2214/ajr.180.1.1800135 ...Read more

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Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Yes: An MRI with IV contrast is very useful in diagnosing liver hemangiomas. They have a very characteristic pattern of how they take up and release the IV contrast in comparison to other liver lesions. The best MRI would be a "hemangioma protocol" where they take a few extra pictures later than would be typically done for a liver mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more