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If Dr Suspected Tumour On Liver What Are Next Steps
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
Every person should: have a primary doctor who takes care of him/her with the whole picture in mind. However, your PMD would need a Radiologist as a specialist. Your hepatic cysts should probably be followed with ultrasound instead of CT. If you have your CT on a disc, contact me on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd and I can provide you with a video explanation and recommendations ...Read more
Hello. I was diagnosed with carcinoid liver mets, primary was in the small intestine and was removed upon diagnosis. I live with the liver mets and if you are familiar with carcinoid then you might appreciate what a bizarre disease it is! Over the last 6
Sorry to hear: About your situation. Unfortunately your question was cut off. Feel free to try to reformat it, so that a HealthTap doctor may be able to help you out. ...Read more
Ultrasound shows polyp on liver. Could it be cancerous? What would cause this? My doctor won't tell me about the important stuff.
Unlikely: Cancer of the liver is unlikely to develop in a 21 year old. But you need to know what this 'polyp" is because that is not the right terminology for a liver lesion. So you need to find ourt what exactly do you have on your liver....It is not a polyp. If you go prepared(read up on internet) and with a list of questions in hand your doctor has to answer you corectly....Alert the nurse re- your con. ...Read more
What should I expect next with this situation? Metastatic brain tumors (35) and spinal fluid tumors (3). I know it is terminal and late stage.
Depends: If this is a radio sensitive lung cancer such as oat / small cell consider treatment with the possibility of a fairly good survival for maybe even a year. If not I would get with the folks in hospice and finish up business for this life. Best wishes. I am glad you realize the situation and thanks for asking. ...Read more
Is a 3.8cm kidney tumor considered big? What are the chances it's malignant and spread? No symptoms urine was fine. Mom had MRI this morning to tell.
Depends: Size of a kidney lesion is of note, but usually not the key factor in determining whether it is benign vs malignant. Other factors such as if it contains fat or if it is purely fluid vs has soft tissue components are more important. The MRI should answer these questions for you. ...Read more
What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? I am afraid of cancer. Labs all normal. Getting MRI with and without contrast next week. No symptoms.
Angiomyolipoma: These are a type of BENIGN renal neoplasm. So yes it is a cancer but it is a benign form. These are the most common benign solid kidney tumor. Most of the cases are random events typically in females and around 40 years old. The other 20% of cases have an association with certain neurological disorders. They may cause flank pain, hematuria and can spontaneously rupture causing bleeding. ...Read more
If somebody had kidney cancer can doctors tell what stage it's in by doing an MRI or cat scan on the patient?
Imaging good info: You want to know if imaging studies like ct scan or MRI will help determine the stage in renal cancer. You will get good infrmation from imaging and the staging will be estimated. If the renal cancer extends into the inferior venae cavae or to the right atrium it can be detected by imaging studies. Surgery will confirm the clinical staging. Be well and i wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you be worried if patient had a carcinoid lung tumour removed and the day before the CT found 4 liver cysts?
My dad- 64 yrs- got psa values of 10.4- what are the next steps and what is best treatment? Not spread to other organs yet
Urology: A urologist will be able to do initial tests and studies. Further decisions will be based on these results. ...Read more
Ultrasound on the liver to find what? My father had some bloodwork done and it showed he had some elevated liver functions. The doctor has ordered an ultrasound of his liver and i was wondering what sort of things they're looking for.
Many : Many different things can cause elevated liver function tests (lft's). An ultrasound can be used to evaluate for signs of cirrhosis, enlargement of the liver (hepatomegally), fatty infiltration of liver (replacement of normal liver tissue by fat), large liver tumors, gall bladder problems and problems involving the billiary tree (tubes that drain bile from the liver to the bowel). Ultrasound is also used to evaluate the vessels that carry blood to and from the liver (heaptic veins, hepatic artery, and portal vein). The most common abnormalities we find when performing ultrasound for elevated lft's are fatty infiltration of the liver and cirrhosis, but oftentimes the study is normal and the cause for the abnormal blood test is not identified on ultrasound. Your father's primary care provider will use the ultrasound results in conjunction with other clinical information to determine the most likely cause for the abnormal blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GI Cancer: Question is very broad. It depends upon location of the cancer, stage of the cancer(localized vs spread to other organs ) age and or other medical conditions which may preclude aggressive treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy and wishes of the patient who may elect to do nothing. In many instances based upon some if the above factors , surgery +/- chemotherapy are the next steps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound for hydrocele and bump on testicle if cancer was found would doctor call me earlier? Instead of follow up 2 weeks? Worried!
How common are small 5mm nodules in the esophagus? Had an endoscopy and found one. Doctor isn't really concerned. Thoughts on this? She did study it.
Nodule: Nodules in the esophagus are not very common but certainly can be benign. Nevertheless they demand careful evaluation and follow-up by a gastroenterologist to assure that they are benign and don't mutate into premalignant or actual malignant lesions. Occasionally patients with nodules are placed on ppi medications like prilosec or nexium. ...Read more
Can neureondocrine tumors on pancreaus be benign or malignant ?I had a eus test today and doc thinks its that waiting on biopsy. Im terrified!
How likely is an adrenal tumour not found on CT scan or X-ray? My bloodwork indicates possible adrenal tumour and MRI is next step. Thks!
See below: An adrenal tumor would almost never be visible on an X-ray . Most adrenal nodules are easily visualized on CT scans (anything larger than a few mm) but may not be adequately characterized. Dedicated MRI of the adrenals provides the most information. Also, MRI doesn't use ionizing radiation (like X-ray and CT do). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had a CT scan results and dr says found mass on pancreas wants to do MRI what are my options she mentioned surgery ? How common is this and what caused it. Don't smoke, drink or use drugs. My doctor is at the va clinic should I consult a private
27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please
Having double vision, sidetoside only, came on gradually. Eye Dr sent me to pcp for ctc, brain scan, heart scan all negative. What should my next tre?
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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