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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!

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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Can you tell me about life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis and melena happened yesterd?

Can you tell me about life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis and melena happened yesterd?

It depends on type: Some metastatic cancers, like breast cancer, can be treated over 5+ years. Others, like lung, are more rapid. From what you describe, this is metastatic cancer involving the liver and causing GI bleeding. If this is colon cancer, and if the person has not received any treatment with chemotherapy yet, it could be 1- 2 years. There are many variables, so this is a question for your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver metastatic cancer when it reachead to fatigue, jaundince & high liver enzymes ! how many mnths remains?

How long does it take for liver metastatic cancer when it reachead to fatigue, jaundince & high liver enzymes ! how many mnths remains?

Ask the oncologist: Not knowing more about the situation it is very difficult to answer the question. It is more in g-d's hands to know how long. The doctor can give you a reasonable estimate. ...Read more

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Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more

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My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

Gb unlikely: Your mother has stage IV cancer with mets to lung. I am sorry. If a ct showed the gallbladder normal 3 months ago then it is unlikely. Knowing if it is adenocarcinoma or squamous may help. But focusing on the forward progress and implementing a plan she wants is the most important thing. A supportive family and a clear goal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If chemotherapy fails what options lfd metastic colon cancer? Mets to liver , peritoneal , lymph node ?

If chemotherapy fails what options lfd metastic colon cancer? Mets to liver , peritoneal , lymph node ?

Experimental therapy: Some cancer centers do research on patients with aggressive cancers or cancers who do not respond to usual treatment. Although after chemotherapy, there are not very many options and people would like to keep patients as comfortable as possible. Hope it is helpful. ...Read more

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If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule ?

If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt,  what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule ?

Remove lung lesion: At age 34 attempt at cure should be made. If liver met small and primary already out, liver met to be resected or microwave ablated. Usually chemo is only of temporary value and if all fails, the FDA protocol for monoclonal antibody Neo102 is available for treatment of metastatic colon cancer having failed chemo. the small node and lung lesion can be removed by laparoscopy/thoracoscopy. ...Read more

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Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not always. You should review this finding with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chemotherpay failed , irinotecan and oxyplatin in metastic colon cancer . Liver and peritoneal mets . Is there anything else ?

Chemotherpay failed , irinotecan and oxyplatin in metastic colon cancer . Liver and peritoneal mets . Is there anything else ?

Sorry to: hear that. Discuss with your Oncologist what is the next step. Get family and spiritual support as well. Good luck ...Read more

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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


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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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