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How long does it take for MRI results if I have liver cancer?

How long does it take for MRI results if I have liver cancer?

A few days: The MRI is usually read by the radiologist within 24-48 hours after having been completed. It may take a day or two to get the results to the ordering physician. You should be able to get the results from that office by calling and requesting the results. ...Read more

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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 long does it take for liver cancer metastasize?

How long does it take for liver cancer metastasize?

We don't know.: Metastatic spread of liver cancer (hcc) usually occurs late in the course of the disease. The larger the tumor, the more likely it has spread outside the liver. Likewise the chance of metastasis increases with increased tumor number. But these correlations are not perfect so we sometimes see large or numerous tumors that have not spread and small, single tumors that have. ...Read more

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I have liver cancer took one dose of 4mg methadone @6am how long till I can take 60 mg OxyContin I am discontinuing methadone?

I have liver cancer took one dose of 4mg methadone @6am how long till I can take 60 mg OxyContin I am discontinuing methadone?

Sorry to hear...: For cancer-related pain management, the dose and frequency of taking pain medication should be individualized according to the effectiveness of pain relief and the level of sedation, which may pose its pertinent risk to fall or self-injury. In general, try take it every 4-6 hrs, watch, and see. If something unexpected and undesirable emerges, go to urgent care timely. ...Read more

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How long will it take for marijuana get out of your system if you only smoke it on time my husband has liver cancer and is waiting for a transplant, he has a lot of pain

How long will it take for marijuana get out of your system if you only smoke it on time my husband has liver cancer and is waiting for a transplant, he has a lot of pain

A few days: One time use does not cause it to stick around for very long, usually a day or less. However, with serious liver disease, some of it may stick around a bit longer, but certainly not more than a few days. I don't think most transplant centers would be doing drug tests, though. ...Read more

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How do people die from liver cancer?

How do people die from liver cancer?

From Liver failure: Most such patients will develop liver failure as the terminal event. But it can also be due to a complication of cancer which can effect remote (other) organs of the body such as lung, bones or brain with resulting sequele. ...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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How long can folks live w/ distant liver cancer?

Variable, months-yrs: Depends upon how virulent (aggressive) the cancer, whether it is primary or secondary, whether it can be removed surgical, whether it has spread ; to where ; whether ameable to chemotherapy ; if so how well it responds. ...Read more

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How long can someone live of they have liver cancer?

How long can someone live of they have liver cancer?

Depends on factors: There are a several factors which contribute to survival rate in all cancers, including liver cancer. Is it metastatic or primary? What is the general health of the patient? Does it involve regional blood vessels? What is the tumor type? So, seek the advice of a trained liver surgeon and an oncologist, and be your best advocate. Good luck. ...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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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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Dad, liver cancer, how long must we suffer?

Dad, liver cancer, how long must we suffer?

Suffer?: Many primary liver cancers are curable. Heavy, less-treatable liver cancer, primary or metastatic, in the liver used to be fatal in most cases within a year. The key, though, is when to contact hospice. It's Dad's choice, or his health care proxy's, to decide when aggressive treatment stops and hospice starts. The latter will make your life much easier. ...Read more

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How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

3-6 months: Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging. For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment. ...Read more

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How long you can live with stage 4 liver cancer?

How long you can live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Most "liver cancers" are not from the liver but metastatic from other places. The prognosis will vary depending on the source and aggressiveness of the primary cancer. Also depends on the general health, the number of lesions, and how aggressive is the treatment given. A precious few patients can be potentially cured under the right circumstances and with the right therapy. Most, sadly, will not. ...Read more

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How long can a perdon live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Depends on how the cancer is responding to treatment. Here is a review of liver cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment

here is a good resource:
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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How many months does liver cancer from beginning to stage 4 takes?

How many months does liver cancer from beginning to stage 4 takes?

Variable: The rate of disease progression is unpredictable for any individual, and almost all diseases. To learn more about hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC - liver cancer), check the American Cancer Society website. There's lots of good information there. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My bf has diagnosis of metastatic liver cancer. How long does he have to live?

My bf has diagnosis of metastatic liver cancer. How long does he have to live?

Depends: Liver cancer that has moved to other organs often has a short overall survival. That being said, there are exceptions. To find out more, ask your doctor how long between the time the liver cancer and the metastasis was diagnosed, how many metastatic sites are there, and how large are they. These pieces of information will help answer your question better. Sometimes isolated mets can be removed. ...Read more

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How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

Consider treatment: In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placebo (sugar pill). Patients taking the medication sorafenib lived about 11 months. Patients in the placebo group lived an average of 8 months. Every patient is different, but this is about what you could expect with no treatment. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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