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Doctor insights on: Liver And Pancreas 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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Can you get rid or remove pancreas cancer and it touched the liver ?

Can you get rid or remove pancreas cancer and it touched the liver   ?

Most lethal cancer: Current literature revealed: about 49,000 people developed pancreatic cancer in US and almost all of them expected to die from their disease. Surgical resection of the tumor is the only potential cure and only about 15 to 20 % are candidates for pancreatectomy. No resection if metastases in liver , peritoneum, omentum, extra abdominal sites. Consult oncology surgeon or cancer treatment centers . ...Read more

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What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas

What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas

Yes: Yes. It is cancer that has spread to the liver. The tumor in the pancreas may be the primary tumor. You may want to go to http://www.cancercompass.com to learn more about cancer ...Read more

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If you have a pancreas cancer and touched the liver can you get rid of the cancer ? And how long will you remain alive in this situation thanks

Stay hopeful: Dear mattea, i'm sorry to say that pancreatic cancer is very difficult to treat especially if it has traveled to another organ. There is a type of pancreatic cancer, called net, that is much better. Patients with net can live many years with it and there are effective treatments. If not, when it is in the liver, there are effective treatments but patients on average live less than a year. ...Read more

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How long can you live with gastric cancer in 4th stage, if it has spread to liver, lungs, and pancreas?

How long can you live with gastric cancer in 4th stage, if it has spread to liver, lungs, and pancreas?

Not long: The prognosis is very poor, however life expectancy is ver hard for docs to predict. Life span will depend on responsiveness to treatment and performance status of the patient, but with disease like you describe, i would e pect 6 months or less. ...Read more

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What distinguishes pancreas, liver, colon, kidney, prostate and gallbladder cancers?

What distinguishes pancreas, liver, colon, kidney, prostate and gallbladder cancers?

Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the chance at cure. Early stage prostate and renal cell (kidney) cancers can be very curable. Even really early stage pancreatic cancers can be quite deadly. ...Read more

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Dad docs said he will clean the liquide that spread to liver with machine, he is itching + the old symptomes of pancreas cancer how he will be treat?

Dad docs said he will clean the liquide that spread to liver with machine, he is itching + the old symptomes of pancreas cancer how he will  be treat?

Chemotherapy: There is no machine that reliably cleans the blood of cancer cells. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical removal are the only truly proven effective pancreatic cancer therapies. If he is itching, this can be a sign that his bile duct is getting blocked. Sometimes a stent is needed to get the bile flowing properly again. ...Read more

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My uncle has cancer in pancreas now spread to body. He vomitd blood and is in pain. Kidneys nd liver have failed. He's diabetic. How long wil he live?

My uncle has cancer in pancreas now spread to body. He vomitd blood and is in pain. Kidneys nd liver have failed. He's diabetic. How long wil he live?

Life expectancy: No one has a crystal ball and can give you a time with certainty. With the information you have provided, pancreatic cancer with metastasis along with organ failure, he unfortunately does not have much time left most likely, despite even the best medical care. Talk to his doctors for more information regarding his specific case and make sure your uncle is comfortable in his care and any plan. ...Read more

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MY dad Scan results say prediculaire liver tissue mass in extended peri pancreatic cephalic and he needs to do biopsy is his pancreas cancer killer?

MY dad Scan results say prediculaire liver tissue mass in extended peri pancreatic cephalic and he needs to do biopsy is his pancreas cancer killer?

Biopsy Needed: I think most of us would understand your worry but would also caution you that until the tissue is actually biopsied and evaluated by a pathologist it would be unwise to predict the outcome or type of problem this could represent. I am sure your dad's doctor is going to recommend some test to determine specifically what this abnormal tissue is. ...Read more

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Dad have pancreas cancer and doctor said it spread to liver he will only do chemo but why he didnt do biopsy? there is no hope for him to get treated?

Dad have pancreas cancer and doctor said it spread to liver he will only do chemo but why he didnt do biopsy? there is no hope for him to get treated?

Cannot say: Pancreatic cancer is a very bad disease with a very low cure rate and not very good benefits from treatment. The rare types with relatively good prognosis do not spread as fast nor do as much damage as the most common type--adenocarcinoma http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/pancreatic Patient wishes, patient overall medical condition changes how diseases are treated. I am sorry ...Read more

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In general, what can be some treatment options, besides palliative hospice care, for stage 4 pancreas cancer and extensive liver mets?

Recommend chemothera: There are more than one chemotherapy options. Seek advice from a medical oncologist. A combination of Gemcitabine and Nab Paclitaxel is one recently approved treatment regimen. Other drug regimens like FOLFERINOX are also commonly used. ...Read more

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A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

Advanced cancer: It seems reasonable and sensitive to engage hospice; hospice can help at home or he can go to a facility; hospice team can engage for many weeks. It is a good service. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Marvin Ott
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more