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Doctor insights on: Liver Tumor

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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How are can you detect benign liver tumors?

How are can you detect benign liver tumors?

Biopsy: First you must know you have a liver tumor. This could be discovered by ultrasound, cat scan or mri. Some of these x-ray findings can diagnose benign tumors. Other liver tumors will need biopsy in order to prove whether or not they are benign or not. ...Read more

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I have a benign liver tumor. Is there anything I should avoid consuming?

I have a benign liver tumor. Is there anything I should avoid consuming?

Close observation: Benign tumors proven by biopsy could be observed, by ct scans. If they are growing rapidly need to be removed for fear of rupture of liver. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a benign liver tumor. Is there anything I should avoid?

What to do if I have a benign liver tumor. Is there anything I should avoid?

Should discuss: It is hard to say without more information - a simple cyst, small hemangioma, or fibronodular hyperplasia may require no changes, but a benign adenoma may require you to stop taking oral contraceptives if you are female. Discuss with your surgeon as you may need to consider having further follow-up imaging for certain types of benign tumors. ...Read more

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Is there pain after liver tumor biopsy?

Is there pain after liver tumor biopsy?

SOMETIMES: Any biospy can have pain associated with it after the initial local anesthetic wears off. But not everyone experiences pain. You should have something handy that you can take by mouth if pain presents itself after your biopsy. Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver tumor to develop from no tumor to advance stage. Is it months or years?

Depends on biology: The rate at which a tumor grows depends on the degree of differentiation. A tumor that is poorly differentiated usually has a shorter doubling time, i.e. Grows faster. If you think about a single cancer cell doubling every 100 days, it would take 10 years for the tumor to be visible on CT scan at 1 cm and weigh 1 gram. But it would only take another 2 yeas for it to get to 128 grams and be 5 cm ...Read more

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Is there a connection between getting a severe pain where the liver is due to a benign liver tumor & being upset? What should be done about it?

Is there a connection between getting a severe pain where the liver is due to a benign liver tumor & being upset? What should be done about it?

Being upset is bad: Being upset can cause all sorts of physical experiences. That's not surprising - these are mental processes. Being upset won't make the tumor worse, but over time chronic upset can do some physical damage from stress hormones. Consider supportive therapy and/or CBT to manage all this. Best! ...Read more

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How can they determine wheter a liver tumor is cancer or not?

How can they determine wheter a liver tumor is cancer or not?

Scan and biopsy: Most liver tumors are metastatic and a primary such as colon or lung must be recognized first. Primary liver lesions such as hepatoma are secondary to hep c. Needle biopsy using sonogram or cat scan can help in making a diagnosis which usually needs histologic examination. ...Read more

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Is it better for a hepatocellular liver tumor to be well-differentiated?

Is it better for a hepatocellular liver tumor to be  well-differentiated?

Yes.: In general, well-differentiated cancers are more organized, more predictable, and less aggressive than poorly-differentiated cancers. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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