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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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Chemotherapy embolization helpful for advanced liver metastatic cancer after getting high enzymes and fatigue from normal chemo? Patient is 65 yrs old

Chemotherapy embolization helpful for advanced liver metastatic cancer after getting high enzymes and fatigue from normal chemo? Patient is 65 yrs old

Apparently, yes.: This procedre involves chemotherapy given through the main blood vessel of the tumor and then putting an embolizsation agent in the vessel to block it. This allows for the highest possible concentration to be in contact with the tumor for a longer time period. It can be painful, and you need to be immobile for up to 6 hours afterward. But it is used most often for liver cancer. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to reduce jaundice, birlubin enzme is 3.1. Cause is liver metastatic cancer. Chemotherapy is not possible as well as chemoembolization! any help?

How to reduce jaundice, birlubin enzme is 3.1. Cause is liver metastatic cancer. Chemotherapy is not possible as well as chemoembolization! any help?

Consider Radiation : Radiation therapy to the liver may be helpful to reduce symptoms related to liver metastases. Treatment is very minimal compared to other organs treated for metastatic disease and is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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How long can you live with metastatic cancer of the bowels in the liver?

How long can you live with metastatic cancer of the bowels in the liver?

It depends...: Hard to answer in this setting. Treatments are improving. For colon cancer metastatic (spread) to liver options include: a) surgery or other "local" liver treatments (rfa, cryotherapy, etc) if confined b) chemotherapy for systemic (non-local) treatment c) palliative / symptom control without active therapy colon cancer with only one or few (oligo) metastatic disease to the liver can even be cured. ...Read more

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How long the patient of liver metastatic cancer can live with the tramal pain killer?

How long the patient of liver metastatic cancer can live with the tramal pain killer?

Liver Mets: Prognosis depends on the type of primary cancer, it's spread, your state of health, immune status, and state of nutrition, among many other variables. Your oncologist is in a better position to advise you on this. Tramadol is supposed to be a non-addicting, moderate pain killer and is effective, indefinitely, for moderate pain. ...Read more

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What is someone's life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis?

What is someone's life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis?

Fair: If a known primary has been detected along with liver mets and has been removed the results of treating the liver lesion are fair. If the met is solitary it can be resected. If multiple then microwave ablation has been employed. Following this systemic chemotherapy followed by chemoembolization has been employed. This all depends on degree of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How can we reduce jaundice, high burlibun enzyme? Cause is liver metastatic cancer... Any medications!

Jaundice: Sounds like the cause is not treatable unless obstruction can be relieved. See your oncologist first and possibly a GI for an ERCP evaluation. ...Read more

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I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?

I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?

See below: Metastatic colon cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, but life expectancy is related to the patients other medical co-morbid conditions and ability to tolerate multiple cycles of chemotherapy; average survival is around 2 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more